Hello friends and happy nearly New Year~
Some of you may know how excited I get about my annual “one word“- the word I choose that will serve as my mantra and my guiding force throughout the coming year. I take my word to heart and much consideration has gone into deciding on that one word. It must feel “right”. It must emphasize what it is I hope to accomplish in the next twelve months and hopefully push me along the road a little further.
This year my word is BELIEVE
I also came to a realization today. Two things really. One isn’t very flattering, but I am going to share it with you anyway. Let’s begin with that one first… So, the truth is I tend to fixate on things. It is almost as if I need something to focus on in order to be happy. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am generally a happy person, (one of my current mantras is “choose happy” as I know the power of joy) and I feel great gratitude for the beautiful life I have been given. But, aside from that and back to what is most likely a missing synapse in my brain- I fixate. I tend to need something new and exciting to wrap myself in. It can be a new hobby or project. It can be a trip or a party. Any number of things fit the bill. Oftentimes it is about change. Now this could have something to do with the fact that we moved so much in my childhood and that acclimated me to adjusting to change frequently. Thus, living in the same place for ten years, with the same basic life- well, maybe there is a part that is so ingrained in me that needs change that it has become a part of my psyche. Anyway, I need something to focus on, to get excited about, to dream about, plan for, anticipate. And right now I’m not finding it. Oh, I *may* have some ideas, but I really would prefer something that doesn’t elicit the “I’m calling the divorce lawyer” response… So, I am working on that. Which leads me to my next epiphany…
I don’t do dull. I don’t do humdrum or laid back or low-key or boring. I admit that my craving for excitement and adventure has gotten me into a pickle or two, but honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I like a challenge and to do the unanticipated. I like mixing it up and going against the grain. My husband would say I over-burden myself or spread myself too thin in some areas, but I simply do what feels right at the time. I am trying to curb that a bit (you know- the divorce lawyer threat…) but it is a precarious balance between staying out of trouble and keeping it lively and interesting. Please tell me that some of you understand what I am saying here… Anyway, I think that *believe* will serve as a reminder that I can do anything if I simply believe it. It may not be easy, but if I believe, it will be.
So, back to the one word project and the give-away. I have recently ordered a bracelet that will have a word inscribed in it and as I really loved the simple slightly bohemian design, I asked Izzy if she would be willing to donate one of those same bracelets to one of my readers for them to have their word inscribed on – and she said YES! She is very kind and I am so excited to share one of these fabulous inspirational bracelets with one of you. However, I’m going to keep the run of this give-away short as I want to get the bracelet out to the winner as early in the new year as possible. Thus, I will do the drawing on Monday- New Years Eve! Please spread the word, as I would love to get as many people on board with the one word idea as possible. If you would like a chance to win, please leave a comment with what your word is – tweet or facebook for a second chance but make sure to come back and leave another comment. I can’t wait to hear what your words are!