So I know I’m a little late to the party (fashionably so, I hope?) but I am loving the “One Word” idea for the new year. I do make resolutions – not normally at the beginning of the year, but all year long. Still, having a theme to focus on sounds like a very cool idea.
I’ve given some thought to my word for 2012, and I really think a good one for me is:
On the more obvious front, there are a lot of new things I’d like to experiment with this year. I think a lot of DIY-mamas can relate to that! :)
But the part I’d like to focus and actually work on, is that there are also things I tend to get an attitude about without really giving it a real shot. Things like, asking my boss for a raise if there isn’t one on this week’s check (since I still have no idea if I’m getting one this year. There’s not a whole lot of communication where I work). I shouldn’t let things like that go – what will it really hurt to try?
I’d like to help with some additional writing groups. In the past I thought I didn’t really have the right credentials to volunteer, but you know – just being willing might be all that it takes. If I’m not a good fit, I’m sure they will let me know. If I don’t try, though, then no one is going to search me out and ask for my help!
I think there are a lot of things along these lines that I could benefit from just trying. Even some really mundane things, like instead of assuming my husband won’t help with the laundry, I could try asking for help instead. (At least then I earn the right to grumble about it, right? LOL!)
For a lot of things, without trying, I’m guaranteed a certain outcome. If that’s not an outcome that makes me happy, then I should try to change it. Some things are out of my control and I may not always get my way, but it’s within my power to try. I think I owe it to myself to do at least that!
What about you mamas? What’s your word this year?
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