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Friday, January 4, 2013

One Word: RENEW

It is out with the old and in with the new, as they say. The Christmas decorations are packed away for another year, the tree has been swept out the door, and gifts are slowly being cleaned up and put where they belong.

2012 had many great times but we suffered some rough patches, mostly in the last month or so. Things have been breaking down around the house, I have had to budget crunch, moving money here and there to stay afloat, then we incurred an extremely high vet bill but lost our sweet cat in spite of it all. I have been in a slump, and quite frankly a bit depressed, but I hope to break free of that in 2013.

The beginning of new years are always fresh, clean and hopeful for me. 
I have not been feeling it yet so far. Give me time, though. It is only Day 4. 

Many bloggers choose a single word in January to focus on throughout the year. I pondered this and decided to choose a word for myself: RENEW, to make like new : restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection.

2013 will be my year to RENEW and all the synonyms that go along with it such as:
 regenerate, revive, rebuild, resume, and replenish.

I wrote a tentative little list of resolutions as I do every year so I will post them here as a reminder going forward.
  1. Finish Lana's quilt; begin and complete a quilt for Sophia (I am creating one for each of our girls!)
  2. Complete painting my laundry room (3 walls painted and they look lovely!)
  3. Make my bedroom beautiful (instead of the beautiful mess it currently is.)
  4. Contribute to charity through crafting (Madelyn wants to get involved this year!)
  5. Eliminate things that are weighing me down (ex. weight, clutter, time wasters.)
  6. RENEW this blog: new banner, layout, more posts!
  7. Read at least 25 books this year (I have a profile on GoodReads with the challenge!)
  8. Keep a book journal (Thanks, Mom!)
  9. Fill my new seasonal journal with memories and goodness. 
  10. Send at least one snail mail package/letter a month. 
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...”
― Alfred Tennyson

1 comment :

  1. I can't think of a better word to capture the promise and possibilities of a new year. Here's to a fresh start and to energy and purpose as you meet your goals!

    Off to check out your Goodreads profile!


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