Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Word

It’s a new year. 2012. Time to make resolutions. To start fresh. I’ve never been much of a resolution person. Maybe because I don’t trust myself enough to stick with them. Although, in 2009, I did resolve to make every single one of our bread products for an entire year from scratch, and I managed to uphold that one. But for the most part, I don’t usually make resolutions.

That being said, I do think there is great value in being reflective as we enter a new year. In past years, and this year especially, I’ve seen some talk of a “word for the year” floating around blog land, twitter and face book. I had never put much thought into that concept before now, but this year, every time I’ve seen a post reflecting on a “word” for the year, a specific word comes to mind: Push. At first, I kind of laughed it off, but the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense.

In 2012 I want to:

Push myself to be a better mother. Push myself to be more focused, hands on, and present in my interactions with my daughter. Push myself to be more organized in our home. Push myself to show my husband more love, more respect and more honour everyday. Push myself to be the mother my children deserve and the wife my husband deserves. Push our family to achieving the goals we’ve set for ourselves. Push myself out of my comfort zone to get involved in some new activities. Push myself to be more active. Push a baby out. Push myself to a new and deeper relationship with my Saviour. Push myself to live with intention and fully enjoy the moment.

In 2012, I will Push.

9 comments:

Shannon Dew said...

I like these resolutions and the way you put it makes is sound so much more attainable than saying "I will be/do..."

Laura said...

Love this! I was waiting for the "push a baby out!" I'm glad you included that one.

~Laura

Jen + Jeff said...

The second I read your word for the year I thought "push a baby out". Great idea for a resolution this year!

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

Love your word of the year! All great goals!

Lindsey said...

Such a great post!!! I hope to "push" myself in similar ways as well!! You have some literal pushing ahead too for the beautiful baby in your belly- so excited for you!!

erin - mutterings of eringirl said...

PUSH.

love it.

Penny said...

Very cool concept. =) Nice.

My NY resolution was just to do more DIY projects around the house...you know...like unpack the boxes...haha!!!

Erin said...

What a wonderful word to represent the new year!!

jakofhearts said...

Love this. I wasn't sure what I wanted my word to be this year until after I read this post - ironically our words are total opposites :) Your word is a beautiful one. I love that it focuses most on how you treat others - loving your hubby, Eva, and pushing out the baby. Glad to know you, friend.