In 2014 I had two words for the year – my originally chosen word was space and then I added love after reading other people’s choices. For space, I started out strong by cleaning out the loft but as the year went on, other people’s stuff starting creeping back in and it is back to a bit of a mess again. I did continue to clean out my closet and tried to keep my commitments to a minimum but there is still work that could be done.
As for love, I definitely have work to do in that area. I read something in Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider that helped me to understand the problems I had in this area. She wrote “…spiraling down a lifestyle habit of chronically not taking care of yourself, to the point where you’re apathetic or overwhelmed at the thought of making little choices that would help your family live more intentionally.”(page 202) That’s where I’ve been and I need to be more intentional about taking care of myself – not feeling guilty for taking time to do the things that I like, the things that refresh me. To stop feeling like I’m not worthy of the time to take care of myself.
Looking back over the years, I can see my pattern – starting strong and then not completing/following through. This will be my goal for 2015. I’ve compiled a list of projects that I’d like to follow through to completion – well some will not ever be completed because they are routines for things that need to be done on a continual basis. However, there are a lot of projects that can be completed and I’m hoping to finally get them done. In my next post I’ll write down the list – later I’ll add notes as to how/why they came to be on the list. My word for 2015 is Completion and I hope to be able to cross quite a few of the items on the list before 2016 rolls around.
Did you have a word for 2014? How did it turn out for you? Have you chosen a word for 2015? Don’t have a word? What about a goal or resolution? What will you be working on in 2015 – please leave a comment and let me know.