Hi! Happy New Year! We have had a nice relaxing break thus far. Hubby and I celebrated our birthdays in style, watching Sydney's NYE fireworks from Hubby's work with the girls and my brother & his family, the fireworks were amazing!
I thought I'd write a quick post on my new guiding word for 2017 and recap how I went with last year's word.
For the past few years I have chosen a word to guide me throughout the year. Last year I chose CREATE.
I chose CREATE as I wanted a word that allowed me to have a little fun in creating; ie. more art, memories/experiences, joy, love & laughter, friendships, moments of gratitude, opportunities & possibilities, fitness routine, balance, and a new chapter.
As a creative person, I think it captured my art quite well, but I found that I had jotted down a bit too much to cover off with this little word, resulting in me not ticking all the little boxes I had setup for myself in the beginning of the year. So I didn't focus on areas like balance, fitness routines, gratitude, a new chapter as much as I would have liked.
After a tough 2016, I am choosing this year to look after myself, so have been thinking of an appropriate word. The word NOURISH came to me!
I have both girls at school this year, Cherub will be starting Kindy (sob sob), and Popette will be going into Primary. Once Cherub is settled into Kindy, I need to start looking (seriously) for work. While I have been on a "career break" I have been using my free time to write here, as well as create art and upskill myself. Ideally writing or selling my art is an area I'd like to pursue, but I have been hesitant as I'm not qualified, or a professional artist/writer.
I also need to get my health and fitness back on track, take control of my emotions and mindset better so toxic people don't bother me quite so much, take the time in being grateful, take up meditation or yoga to help me relax, and find a balance with housework vs time for myself.
I know it sounds like a lot, but I am hoping that I can find something that works, and makes me a calmer, happier Mumma to my girls.
Have you chosen a guiding word for 2017? Or have you selected a New Year's resolution? What are your hopes for 2017?
May 2017 be an amazing year for you and bring you much joy, happiness and nourishment!