January 4, 2014

One Word

Welcome 2014. Be kind to me won't you!

Last year, I chose one word to focus on during the year, instead of making the usual resolutions that I always break. My word was Discover, and when I look back, I think I did a good job.

An okay job.

I Discovered I am the maker of my own path, that choices are my own, and if I want something, no one else is going to make it happen.

I Discovered that even though my children are growing, and becoming more independent, I still struggle with letting them go, just that little bit. They will always be my babies.

I Discovered that Knowledge is Power (actually I knew this already), and how powerful those three words can be. When Mr C (aged 11) was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease just over twelve months ago, I really focused on these words and the more I found out about what we were dealing with, the stronger I felt. It made it easier to cope being able to talk with others in a similiar situation.

I Discovered that I am not Superwoman, and that I can't do everything. Even with the best intentions, jobs don't get completed and things are missed. And of course there's never enough time, the clock is always ticking faster......

I think I can improve though, and there's no better way to move forward than a brand new shiny year with endless possibilities. Which brings me to my new one word..................................................................................................................


Although we've been in our new house for twelve months, I don't feel organised. I still haven't unpacked everything, I'm still fine tuning each room and every cupboard and the office isn't set up so our filing is a mess!

But I'm going hardcore here people, because I'm looking at routines, meal planning, schedules for chores for the kids and time management so I can get to the things I just don't have the time to do.
Thrown into the mix will be some "me" time, and continued family time, without the pressure of the mundane. I know if I feel organised, and have some sense of order, this reflects in all areas of my life.
So there's the plan and I can't wait to get started!
What about you, are YOU organised?
Linking up with Maxabella loves.


Mimsie said...

Unfortunately I've never been organised so, at 82, it's a little late for me. I always did enjoy discovering things through my life but the word for me this year will be PATIENCE. I need plenty of that now as I get so frustrated at not being able to do most of the things I once took for granted.
All the best with your organising. I am sure that, as with your 2013 word, DISCOVER you will succeed very well.
I do hope 2014 is kind to you and you do manage the 'me' time you are seeking.

River said...

I'm pretty sure I was born organised! I'm finding it easier now, though, to let things slide a little. Okay, a lot, but I still have the need to have my cupboards organised to the point where I can lay my hands on anything I'm looking for without searching first. It helps that I don't have kids at home anymore, nor are there school or work schedules to fit in.
I'm glad you've scheduled "me" time along with everything else, that's important.

Dream House Trish said...

Happy New Year Michelle, love your word. I cant function if I am disorganised so you wont regret it!!
Mine is Challenge as we are facing lots of challenges this year, all positive...The dream home is being built at last, as owner builders, you know that challenge well, we are starting an online home wares business, another exciting challenge & there are a few more. Im excited for what lies ahead.

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Mimsie, I think Patience is a great word. I actually need some of that most days!! xo

@ River Organised cupboards are a must! I'm loving my pantry at the moment, things in their place, in rows etc. Then the kids get in and decide to rearrange!! xo

@ Trish I'm so excited for you, and Challenge is an appropriate word. It will be hard, yes, but think about the Rewards and Achievement you will feel at the end! xx