It started with “Organize.” But that sounded too task-oriented.
Then it shifted to “Focus” which later became “Diligent.“ Nah, too harsh and I would easily have plenty of moments in the year that I could not focus on being diligent!
“Mindful” followed soon after, but that sounded too similar to last year’s WOTY, “Purposeful.”
I finally stopped thinking about choosing only one word for a few days and instead centered my mind on the purpose of the word I was choosing.
I knew that the words I had been considering were all necessary for what I desire for the year to come.
I do need to get organized, or at least come up with a way to stay organized. Now that D is in school, there are a lot more things to keep track of. There are therapy appointments to schedule and plan for, fundraisers, preschool plans for D. I have doctor appointments to schedule as I enter into the world of hormone replacement therapy (joy). More importantly, there is an incredible amount of information that I am going to need at a moment’s notice if this is the year that we’ll receive our first foster child placement. I can screw up my own kid’s schedules and not sweat it too much, but I need to be on the ball big-time when things like visitations and doctor appointments come about for the child placed in our care.
Hello. It’s nearly the end of April. Are you as bewildered about that as I am?? Let’s get on with things, shall we?
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As much as I’d like to think I’ve finally overcome it, I still, evidently, have issues with contentment. I’ve changed my blog look – again. But it’s free, it’s fun, and since I can’t change the color of my house (yet) then I might as well change something!
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I haven’t forgotten about being Purposeful, even if the days seem to be screaming by me as sunny, then cold, then windy, then warm. I have been on the hunt for a wooden Advent calendar to help the boys gain anticipation for celebrating Jesus’ birth beginning December 1st. Last year I started looking at Thanksgiving time…yeah, not so smart. I figured the prices would be much more reasonable the further you ordered one from December. Hah! They still run anywhere from $50 to $200. As pleased with myself as I am that I’m actually planning ahead this year, I’m still having a tough time swallowing spending $50 or more for a piece of wood with 24 doors carved out of it. Continue reading
Resolved to do something; having a definite purpose in view
Intentional Consider Planned Persist Steadfast Fixed Meditated Deliberate Unwavering
January 1, 2010 I chose Contentment for my Word of the Year. When I chose that word, I was feeling thankful for the many blessings in my life but I was still finding myself “itching” for more. Translation: I had discontent in my life and I longed to be at peace, regardless of my circumstances – positive or negative.
Last year was the first time I had ever chosen a specific word as a “goal” of sorts and I really didn’t know what to expect from it. New Year’s resolutions in general haven’t really played a significant role in my life, BUT growing, changing, and challenging myself has. The discontent subsided over the year, and for that I am thankful.
“Purposeful” came to my mind back in November and I’ve just kind of chewed on it for awhile, letting it simmer while not really putting much thought into what a purposeful day would look like compared to what I already do.
At the start of the year I decided to choose a word that I would try to remember and apply in my life throughout 2010. I chose CONTENTMENT. If you would like to know why you can read about it here.
January was fantastic for me in the area of contentment. No longer did I feel the “blues” from yesteryear about my life in general. I was a new woman. A new perspective. Great things happened in January – GREAT THINGS. I even launched myself into a new routine in my mornings, hopeful that it could become habit.