Thursday, January 23, 2014


I realize I'm a day late and a dollar short on the whole "word of the year" bit, but it's still January so it's technically still the start of the new year.  So the word for this year is REVITALIZE.

Last year was a year of rebuilding.  We rebuilt our family as a family of four.  We rebuilt our schedules around the needs of a new baby.  We moved into a new home and we might as well have rebuilt it since it's such a pain in the ass.

But this year, we're coasting.  We have no major life changes coming up, we're fairly settled into our routine, so now it's time to breath new life into our day to day life.

I want to get back into doing crafty things with Isabella and I even started to dabble myself.  I want to get back into play dates and day trips now that Arya's schedule is a wee bit more flexible.  I want to start spending some time and energy on myself.  I've been using the fact that I'm still nursing as a crutch to hide my fears behind.  I can't do this because I'm still nursing.  I can't do that because I'm still nursing.  I need to give it a rest.

I want to also push some limits.  I want to take more risks and try new things and not be so afraid of everything.  I want to really really write, I have so many stories in my head and even if no one ever reads them but me, what an accomplishment to write them down.  I know that seems silly to be afraid to write down a story you never want to show anyone anyway, but that's what a scaredy cat I am.

I'm like Charlie Brown in that Christmas show who is afraid of everything!

But this year I want to revitalize, make the life I already have and love that much better.


Madonna said...

A very inspirational post. Personally, I never think it is too late to create a "resolution" and often start them on the first of the month when I need to re-set my goal. May this year bring you the revitalization that you are looking for!

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

I love your word!! Unfortunately I don't think this will be a revitalizing year for me. Maybe next year. :) I'm a big day scaredy cat about everything too. At least in have one last "I'm pregnant and having a baby this year" to let things slide. So sad.

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