Thursday, January 3, 2013
2012 was not a bad year. Not a great one, but good.
Robin recently asked me how my 'focus' word, FREEDOM, for 2012 influenced my year. I had to go back and read what I wanted it to help me do. I have to tell you that I think a did a pretty good job of allowing myself to be and SHOW more of myself. For me, a focus word is kind of like what I think about giving something up for LENT. I view it as a reminder to improve myself. To choose an aspect of my personality that I would like to change. Believe me, I have come a LONG way in that regard.
Free from guilt, but not why you would think. I get caught up in my desire to create and join a challenge thinking it will help me to focus on the project I want to make. That doesn't work for me. The only challenge I actually accomplished was the 360 Challenge to de-clutter at least 360 items from our home. I did great and am proud and happy that I was able to do it.
I have been smiling and laughing so much this year. I think its because I have freedom of responsibility for the kids who have moved into their own home this year.
So. What is my FOCUS word for this year?
It's not just getting along with people. Its also about living in and working in orderly surroundings. Its about keeping your friends close and surrounding yourself with like minded people. Its about being sympathetic and cooperative. It's about sharing yourself with others. It's a state of mind that you bring to your art too. It's about finding the time to pursuit your personal satisfaction. It's about quiet time to find your center and recharge your energy.
Take a moment to think about what would make your life more harmonious. Even if its not YOUR focus word, maybe you could pick just one thing that would bring more harmony to your life and try to focus on it.
I'd love to hear if you have selected a WORD, and why...especially WHY.