During this little holiday “break” I have been hearing a lot from some of my favorite blogs that they are doing a “word of the year” for 2013. The concept is that you choose one word that has the potential to inspire you and create intention in your life and then incorporate that into your thoughts and goals for the entire year. I wasn’t planning on doing a word of the year. I don’t usually even do New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve been thinking hard about the ways I want my life to change and improve in the coming year and thought I might as well go for it.
I’ve had a desire to downsize and simplify our belongings and lives ever since I found out I was pregnant. I guess the nesting stage started early this time! 😉 I thought that was going to be my theme for my resolution this coming year. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought about my furniture painting business and blog and that they aren’t as successful as I want them to be. Not that I’m going to have all the success in the world, especially since I just started this brand new adventure this past summer! But I have noticed that I’ve gotten discouraged with it all and have been having feelings of just throwing in the towel and giving up.
I don’t know why or when I learned that behavior, but I’ve been known to give up when things get hard. I just don’t want to do the hard work and I get scared to even try. I figure if it’s meant to be, then it would be easy. I know that’s not reality at all, but that’s the way my mind works.
SO … my word of the year is going to be “PUSH”. I want to push myself to try hard things, to keep going when things get scary, and to not give up when I get discouraged.
I know God wants to work in my life. I can feel it every day that I try harder and work a little longer and push myself. I truly feel like this is what He wants in my life right now! But I always want to remember to do my best to push in the direction He wants me to go and not go off on my own path!
On a side note: I am still planning to work on simplifying my life and home this coming year, I just felt like I was being lead toward “push” more than “simplify”.
Will you be setting any New Year’s resolutions or choosing a word of the year this year? If so, I’d love to hear what you choose! *Linking up with 551 East.