It’s the new calendar year and ’tis the season for resolutions! We all want to lose weight, pray more, and be more patient (not necessarily in that order), but there’s always a few things that are specific to the coming year that make our goals special. Or, it can simply be a new vigor to renewing previous goals.
One thing I’ve noticed trending in the blog-o-sphere is the idea of picking one word to embody your goal for the coming year. I love this! It’s easy to get caught up in checking boxes, then get frustrated in it not getting done, and everything goes down the pit. Let’s all pick one word that describes your goal or focus for 2014!
What is your one word resolution for 2014?
Mine? Intentional. I want to be more intentional with my time overall. Rather than watching the clock tick past the hours, I want to use my time as it is a gift. It’s something we’ll never get back. My relationships should be intentional rather than haphazard. In sha Allah we’ll all start this new year with new vigor and resolutions. It’s always a good time to make a positive change!
So, what’s in store for my family, and this humble ‘ol blog? Here’s what I have in mind for the coming year, in sha Allah.
- The blog just moved to new hosting. In sha Allah it’ll make things faster, and overall a better experience with more room to grow, as needed.
- I want to come to terms with my post-30, had-three-kids, body. Alhamdulilah, I’m without health issues, and I’m not obese, but this is taking some getting used to. I’d love to say that I’m going to start working out, but let’s be realistic. I probably won’t. So, in exchange, I need to start accepting where I am.
- I’d also like to accept my role as primarily being a care-giver. It’s a mental shift to accept it as a noble calling rather than feeling like a slave to your family. In sha Allah I’m working on thinking of it as the former.
- In sha Allah, I’d love to grow MWM as a resource for moms, especially those with homeschooling teens. Now that Tulip is a solid 9 months, she’s much easier for Hubby to watch after so I can get time away to work on bloggy things.
- I’ve written out a plan for Care Bear’s 9th grade year, and what exams she will complete (and hopefully pass). The goal is to stick with the plan.
- We’re looking at moving this year from the duplex we own to a single family home. It was always the plan when we bought the duplex to save money while living in it, then move to a single family home and have the two rented units as an income. Alhamdulilah, it’s starting to look like the next step is getting closer.
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Hi I am visiting from the blog hop. I enjoyed reading this and agree with being intentional. It is a good thought for the new year.
Also it took me years to adjust to my body after having three kids. It will happen, but in the meantime be easy on yourself. 🙂
Thanks for the tip about it taking years to bounce back after having three kids. It’s been an adjustment and I finally broke down and bought clothes that are in my new size. Maternity clothes no more! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I think ‘intentional’ is awesome. I’m going to have to give some thought to a word for myself. It’s easy to just pluck one out, but another to actually want to apply it to my life, so thought I will give it! Thanks for the nudging push. 🙂
Hi, it’s Jackie stopping by from the Let’s Homeschool High School January Blog Hop bit.ly/1iAL2v7
I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us this month! I look forward to your link up again next month. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Jackie, Thanks for stopping by! The word intentional stood out to me right away, but I sat on it for a bit to make sure I wasn’t just going with the first thing that popped into my head. It’s fitting for where I need to go. I hope you find a useful word to drive a wonderful year for you and your family!
Hi! I’m from the blog hop and this is the first time I’ve seen your blog. One word resolution…wonderful idea! I am going to spend some time perusing that idea. You chose a great concept…I might have to borrow it for this year.
Thanks for stopping by, and borrow away! I loved the concept too, and that’s why I borrowed it from someone else. I hope to see you around again. 🙂
Karen M in FL says
I really like the idea of being intentional. I think it fits for what I have in mind as well. We are really at a crossroads as far as what our vision for our high schooler is and I think we need to be very intentional about making a solid move forward.
Shannen Espelien says
Yes, definitely at the high school level it feels like every day matters! There’s less room for a bad year, or at least it seems that way. I hope you have a wonderful and very intentional year ahead of you!
Kym T says
Yes, I usually remind myself that being more intentional will improve our homeschool. And other things too! Visiting from the LHSHS blog hop.
Shannen Espelien says
Glad to have you stop by! Usually one positive change brings about other positive changes. Hopefully it’s a positive attitude adjustment all around. 🙂