2013 was my first year to pick a “word of the year” and the word I chose was Intentional. To be intentional as a wife, a mama, my faith, my words, etc. I put a lot of work into being intentional and I’ve decided really, it’s a life word. Intentional is something I thrive to be every day, no matter the year. When I thought about the word I wanted to choose for 2014. I thought of words like…delegate, because I’ve learned I can’t do it all – contrary to what I first thought. I thought of Grace, because Lord knows I need to give myself a bit of that…but the word I really felt was perfect for this year is,
Being Fully Present in every moment. Soaking in all that they have to offer.
I’m guilty of letting my mind wander to the list of to-dos and not staying completely present and focused on the loner that I’m currently in. I’m guilty of grabbing my phone as I tackle the laundry, making it take a ridiculous time longer than it needs to be. I’m guilty of listening to words that are spoken to me but not always really hearing the words because my mind has wandered to the stressors, to the things I need to do around the house or online; and those speaking to me deserve for me to be completely present. This also means being more aware of my time and organizing it better, and limiting where I spend my time. Less time on technology during times that really matter. Dinner time, play time = technology free time. I’ll be working on being more on track with my time management – being more efficient during nap times and being present in the work I am doing right then and there.
So, here’s to living life with intention and being present in every moment without worry of the past or the future – they don’t matter right now – only this present moment does. Do you have a word of the year? If so, what is it?