We haven’t had much connectivity this holiday. There was wifi at my mom’s house but then nothing here at the dam and we have all been surprisingly ok with that. I haven’t blogged since the 23rd and I thought I was ok with that until Julia mentioned it today; it began as a small nagging but by lunch time it was a screaming voice telling me that I had to write and write NOW.
My word of the year was “accept” and part of what I needed to accept was that I am a writer. I write. It’s what I do, it is who I am.
The problem now, is that I have to make the last post of 2014 count. I can’t end the year with a wishy washy post can I?
Or can I? Does it even really matter?
I have decided on my word for the year. I originally had “Just Be” as my word but during a discussion on a Facebook group I am on, I have decided on “Nourish”. When I googled this word, it was this definition that decided me.
Verb (used with object)
- To sustain with food or nutriment; supply with is necessary for life, health, and growth.
- To cherish, foster, keep alive etc:
“He had long nourished the dream of living abroad”
I think that my decider was “nourished the dream.”
So there it is “Nourish”.
The last 12 years have been about my kids, then surviving a divorce, then my kids again. But I have had all my children now. David has made some decisions around his job. The kids are all pretty settled at their relative schools and extra muruals. We have reached a plateau of sorts, you could say.
Which makes this the perfect time for me to take a step back a little and spend some time focusing on me and what I want. My goals have largely centred around my family and their needs, I don’t want to stop doing that or even move away from it, I just want to add a few goals that are solely mine.
I want to spend the year nourishing my dreams, my goals. I want to spend the year nourishing my relationship with David. I want to spend the year nourishing who I am as a person, outside of being a mother.
So there it is. The last post of 2014. My word of the year.
Have you decided on a word of the year?
I hope you all have a wonderful evening tonight and may 2015 be your best year yet.