Over the last few years, I have noticed some of my blogging friends pick a word. It's kind of like a resolution but not quite as precise as losing weight, or pay off debt, but something that you want to strive to do better or an action that you want to try to do more in the new year.
I haven't participated in the past but this year I felt like I needed to pick a word, not sure why but I did.
With 2016 just around the corner, I mean really- how is it really here on Friday?, I thought I would share my word with you today just in case you also want to choose a word of the year for yourself.
For my word of the year, I chose the word:
I went the word "present" to pertain to both my personal life and my blog life.
I feel lately, in this crazy world we live in, I am not as present in my children's lives as I should be. Yes, I am there everyday with them, talking with them, teaching them, etc. but I don't feel like I am as present as I could be. I definitely need to be off my phone or computer more and take more time to play with them, read with them, do fun projects with them. I need to turn that tv off so they too are more present.
I actually have been trying to start this already because I know it isn't something that I am going to totally switch over night. I need to consciously realize I am spending way too much time on my phone on FB or some other social media site, instead of enjoying every minute of their little lives. They are growing way too fast and I need to enjoy them.
I also want to be much more present on A Glimpse Inside this year.
2015 was a rough year for me and the blog. With prepping to sell our house, moving, and then working on our new house, the blog fell by the way side. I would buy things to create and never would get to them because I didn't feel very inspired to try to create anything new to share when my house was in chaos.
Now that things are dying down around the house with the house projects, and hopefully I can share all those with you super soon, I feel like I can dedicate much more time on the blog and on the blog's social pages.
I know it sounds like I will be canceling out how I want to be more present, be there for my family without being on technology a lot, but I plan on scheduling out time during naps and after bed to bring A Glimpse Inside back up to where it was a few years ago. Plus, there will be a few new folks around here to help me on the blog which I will be sharing about next week.
I really feel like this is the perfect word for me this year. I truly hope that I can be more present in the coming year. I think it will be great for me, my family, my blog, and you too!!
So you have a word of the year!? If so, I'd love to hear what it is.