I still can't believe we are almost 3 weeks into the new year! Some days the time seems to go by way too fast! One thing I wanted to improve on this year was staying on top of my blog. I think once I get in the habit again I should be good.
So for the past several years I've followed along with the one little word challenge. Picking one word that I can focus on as I go through out the year to come. I'm always surprised at how the word comes out during the year and has always been the perfect word for me in just the right time.
So this year I had been pondering and seeing posts on Facebook about chosen words. I just couldn't come up with one. Nothing was clicking. I kept telling myself I would figure it out. So finally about 2 weeks ago I decided to jot down some words that came to mind. As I thought about them and looked them up I stumbled upon the word NOURISH. It stood out to me in a way that the other words hadn't. Of course I argued with myself about it being the correct word and what did it look like to others, and all that junk that goes through my head at any moment of the day. So I decided to just sit with it for a bit and let it soak in.
As I worked through the day I kept this word in the back of my mind and several thoughts came to me. I finally figured I should just go with it and what did it matter? It's my word to choose! So I finally settled on NOURISH!
I love the definitions of nourish, but what hit me were some of the synonyms. Cherish, cultivate, sustain, and tend are just a few. It's been a bit of hard road these past 3 1/2 years with so many things that have changed our lives in such a large way. Over the past about 6 months I have finally been able to be more present in life. I'm so grateful for the many things that have brought me to that point. That of course is another post for another time. I do think though this is why nourish is my chosen word. I want to do more of this in my own life as well as with my family and friends.
One of my favorite things that I do that helps to nourish my soul is to be creative. One of the things I love to do is art journal or just play with my paints and supplies. Taking the time to do this only helps me to be a better person. I love being at my desk with my music, my paints, stamps, and my bowl spilling over with scraps.
As I work on devoting some more time to my blog this year I hope to share some of the things that I'm working on or do with my one little word. It's amazing how much one little word can do for us!
Do you have a word? Do you choose a word, make goals, make a list? What kinds of things do you do when starting out a new year? I would love to hear!