We are already 1 week into this new year. I still haven’t had to write 2013 yet, and I am sure that once I go back to teaching I will make the mistake of writing the wrong date over and over. I am excited about embracing 2013. Unlike last year it should be a year of settling in and not changing. I am excited to settle in this year. One of the things I am doing to help me settle in is to pick a theme for the year. I have chosen a word in the past to focus on for the year (abundant and meekness). But I have found little success with following through with my word. This year I decided to choose two words (because I couldn’t narrow it down) and the words are more concrete, they are both verbs. Which means they are something I can actually do, and since I am a doer I am excited about these words and hopefully following through with them the whole year. I chose both of these words because I want them to become a part of my life and hopefully after a year of intentionally working on these two things they will be woven into my being.
I chose the words Listen and Simplify
Listen to God
Listen to the hubs
Listen to my daughter
Listen to my students
Listen to my heart
I am about to head back to work in just 2 short weeks and then my life as a working outside the home mom begins. I am very nervous about this transition and I know that I will need to keep my life simple in order to make this successful. In order to do this I will have to identify what is most important to me in several areas and start to prioritize those things. I am also going to try to simplify our home this year, by getting rid of ‘stuff’ that we don’t need and being more purposeful with what I bring into our home. Part of this word will also be incorporated into this blog space, I am still praying on what that will look like though. I am really going to have to learn to prioritize and simplify if I am going to survive this new season in my life as a working mom. And if I want to work towards being a stay-at-home mom in the future, as a family we need to simplify and cut down on our expenses.