my word for 2011
I’ve been having some funky negative energy following me around lately and I’m ready to shake it off.
BE GONE yuckiness!!
I’m needing to feel more grounded and really embrace all that is me. The thrifty, casual, vegan, earth loving crafty mom that I am. I’m feeling I need to identify who I am and really FOCUS on all the things that my heart truly loves: my family, my home, my art. When I’m home with my family making thing, my world hums. I love that feeling. But, do not worry. I still get out in the world.
My five focus spots for this year…
* My family of course. As the kids get older, more and more external forces are starting to break in. I feel like I need to really focus on my guys to help them cope with all these external forces that don’t really jive with how we live. Be completely present for them and work together on keeping our family time a priority.
* My home. I say this every year, but I really want to keep my home clutter free. It’s small and space is limited. I love when it’s clean and feels open and light. Everyone seems to functions much better when things are in order and there is less stuff every where.
* My body. Lets face it, I’m not getting any younger. I need to make exercise a priority. I’ve got the eating healthy down pretty well. It’s the moving daily part I need to focus on. Hiking and yoga are my favorite things to do. When I do them, I feel amazing. I’ve got to remember that!
* My art. It’s easy for me to get caught up the internet and what everyone else is doing. It can be down right depressing sending me into an I’m not good enough self-pity party. Although I am so inspired by everyone, I want to slow down and just focus on doing what I love doing. I love the meaningful connections I’ve made and I want to keep that strong and I JUST want to make stuff and not think about it so much. Stop worry so much about what everyone else is doing.
* Lastly, I’ve been reading this quote over and over again, striking a deep chord. It just sums up how I want to journey through this year:
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common–this is my symphony.~ William Henry Channing