“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ~Ellen Goodman
On Evolving and the New Year
For me, the Monday when Pookah goes back to school after the Christmas Break is the start of my New Year.
My husband has also taken himself into the office and it’s just me, my coffee and the blessed peace of silence.
I swear, I might not even turn on the TV today.
I usually use those last few weeks of the old year and the first of the new to sit down and reflect on what I want for the new year.
Not just what I need.
Most years, I think about what I need to CHANGE. It’s all about, oh, I need to improve this. Get better at this, stay on top of that.
But this year, I’m taking a new approach.
I’m not thinking about things I could be improving.
My to-do list for the year is about evolving.
It’s about seeing the potential in everything and running with it.
Last year was so much about adjusting. And figuring out HOW to live my life entirely different from anything I’d ever done before.
This year is about focusing in on what I want, and about evolution and creating the life that I want.
It’s about dreaming big and making those dreams come true.
My one word this year is FOCUS.
I originally had another primary word, but in the middle of meditating this morning, it came to me so clearly that Focus was my one word of the year, and that my anchor words were Create and Evolve.
Basically, I need to FOCUS, so that I can create and evolve.
So what does that mean for Everyday Eyecandy?
As I said last year, I want to make this place a resource for you all: busy moms looking for resources and solutions to help us get stuff done, those of you who want to improve your photography, influencers looking for social media help, and people just looking on ways to bring more everyday eyecandy into their lives.
I will be sharing my creative side more with you all. I will continue to share my journey in motherhood, entrepreneurship, our travels, how I capture our memories and the creative ways that I share them with family and friends. I will also continue to share anything I think can help and inspire anyone to be their best self.
I think it’s going to be a great year.
Did you pick a word of the year?
In case you hadn’t and still need inspiration, check out this little download to help you choose your word this year.
How to Choose a Word:
- Sit down with a sheet of paper or a notebook and dream about your next year. Write it down. All of it.
- Next, list out all of your goals in all areas of your life: Your career, your personal life, your family, YOU. Think about what you want to accomplish by December 31st 2019.
- Finally, choose one word that you think brings all of these goals and dreams together. Think of it as a theme for your life for the next 12 months.
It sounds simple right? It can be, or it can come to you suddenly at 3 in the morning like me. LOL
Anyway, Happy New Year Friends! It’s going to be an awesome one for all of us.