Getting a little more personal today. I don’t do that very often on this website. Probably not often enough. Here goes.
I have always enjoyed seeing all the other bloggers write about a word for the year that they are going to focus on. But I have never done one of my own. This year as I have been setting my goals, I thought maybe it would help me to have a central theme. I have been trying to pick one for weeks, but couldn’t come up with one that felt right. Then my husband came to the rescue and helped me find the perfect word- Renew.
As soon as my husband said the word, I new it was the one for me. The word that I could apply to all areas of my life. . .
1- I need to work on renewing my health. I was recently diagnosed with Adrenal Failure (to be explained in a future post- I didn’t know it was a thing either). It’s not life threatening, but it was so wonderful to find out why I have been feeling crappy for several years. Now I know what to do to get my old self, the one I liked, back again. And that is such a blessing. I can’t wait.
2-My relationships have suffered over the past few years. My family has taken the brunt of it. I have been a stressed out, nagging, yelling maniac at home. They deserve a better wife and mother, and I am bound and determined to be one. I haven’t been a very good friend either, because I’ve been so down on myself that I stopped reaching out to people- both online and in real life. It was all in my head, but I didn’t feel like I was good enough. Time to renew those bonds.
3-We’ve lived in our house for over 17 years. Not only are things starting to fall apart, but every room needs to be freshened up. Some need a major makeover. (Who knew that if I left my dusty old red barn curtains up long enough that Pantone would eventually re-name them “marsala” and they’d be in style again?) Haha. But seriously, I am inspired by beautiful spaces, and I need to have my home be inspiring to me.
4-Lastly, it’s time to take my business to a new level. Time to hire someone to do the stuff I don’t like, so I can focus on the things that make me happy. Time to reach out to other bloggers for help. Time to be more authentic. I’ve been reading some of my old posts (with the horrid photos), and even though they were ugly, they were much more entertaining. I put more of myself and my voice into them, and they were more me. So I guess in a way, I need to be “less business” in order to grow my business. I hope you’ll stick with me on the journey.
Here’s to the most amazing year ever! Bring it on 2015!