At the beginning of the year I chose three words to focus on during the year. Today I figured it was a good time to check in on my words and remind myself what I planned to key in on this year and check my progress. I tend to get wrapped up in life and since things have gotten busier these days I felt the need to take another look at them.
This year I decided to be environmentally thoughtful and recycle my words from last year. I believe that with the pandemic they are still very appropriate words for me and I want to continue to focus on them as much as I can. It may be a bit of a cop out but I choose to think that it is a good thing that will allow me to grow in these words even more during another year.
Here they are and my evaluation of how I am doing. This is more of a journal entry for me so no worries if you want to stop reading now. It’s all good.
Celebrate – I intend to celebrate every single thing that I can this year. Again. I am going to celebrate. Any little thing. Birthdays, the perfect cup of tea, the breeze, the birds singing —it is all fair game this year. I am going to go all out and celebrate in style. Any little thing will be a reason to celebrate. Who is with me?
How am I doing? Pretty well with this one, I think. Chris and I have the big 40th anniversary coming up in July and while we won’t be doing the grand celebration that some folks do we plan to make it as special as we can. Celebrating my birthday with the family this year was wonderful and as our little grandson grows I find that I am celebrating each milestone that he achieves with him. Even if we can’t do it in person we do FaceTime often and celebrate each new achievement. He now blows us kisses — that makes my heart melt.
Hope— A repeat word for me for several years but one that I need to embrace and continue to internalize. Hope is what gets us through the tough times. Hope is what keeps us going each day. 2022 is a year of hope.
I still have hope. Even with the saddest of events that continue to plague us I still believe and have hope that in the end we will be able to get through the challenges and bring hope to others in some small way.
Nurture – It is in my nature to nurture and in 2022 I am going to nurture others as well as myself. Too often I put myself on the back burner and don’t really take care of me. I plan to do just that this year. No excuses, no apologies. If I need to do something to nurture myself I am going to do it. I have really tried the past year to take care of my emotional self. It was fragile at times after the death of my mom and this year I know I need to work harder on taking care of my physical self. So here’s to taking care of the ENTIRE self.
I am still working on this one. It is difficult to focus on myself at times — it is so much easier to focus on others. I find myself being busy all of the sudden with really great organizations and things that are really good things but I can see that I have not been taking care of my own self like I need to. So I guess I still need to work on that one.
So there you go- my words and self evaluation. I have a ways to go but I am getting there. What about you? Have you focused on any of these things this year and if so, how are you doing? Leave me a comment and remember that each comment means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – The Uvalde Victims Fund.
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What a great idea to review your words. I must do that as well. It appears that you have been following your words well this year. As women, it is in our nature to nuture others more than ourselves. Sending hugs. xo
Thanks for sharing- I read your post several times. Ice cream is always a good way to celebrate!
I try to take time to celebrate and appreciate the little, everyday things that make me smile. It’s good to check in and see where things stand, what works and what doesn’t and reevaluate.
Love that Theo blows you kisses now. So cute!
Like you, hope is among (actually my one) focus word. It feels like with all that’s happened in my life and in the world, I really need to hold tight to that word. Thank you for sharing your focus words and what they mean in your life.
I definitely think you picked the right words. You are doing very well.