For the last two years I have made a one word goal to focus on for the year. For 2014 I chose the word ‘happy‘. For 2013, I chose the word ‘focus‘. Each year the word that I chose was specific to what was going on in my life and what I felt like I needed to spend the most time on for the year. Choosing a word rather than a list of specific goals helps me to keep in mind what I need to do. It influences what I do and what I focus my attention on.
My word for 2015 is ‘Create’. This may seem like a strange word to choose for a craft blogger since my job is to create every day. However, because creating is my job, I sometimes feel like I have lost sight of why I started my blog in the first place. I love to make things and share these ideas with others.
However, sometimes, when your job is also your hobby and the thing you love to do most, it can become more of a chore than anything else. It no longer holds that magic you once knew it to. I sometimes feel like my imagination and creativity get stuck. So, I am making it a priority to create not just for blog posts, but also for myself.
One of my favorite crafts is scrapbooking and I think I can count on one hand the number of times I actually did any scrapbooking in 2014. I don’t like to say that I am behind in my scrapbooking since it is for fun, but I would love to get my kids scrapbooks caught up this year. It is time to create and capture all those beautiful memories onto paper.
I also chose the word create because I want to be sure I am creating the life I want to live. The days pass by so quickly and an entire year can go by and you are in the same place as you started, or not moving in the direction you had hoped. I love this quote by Peter Drucker:
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
This year I am going to work on creating the life I want to live. And by being intentional in my choices and time, I hope to create a wonderful, fulfilling future full of happiness and joy.
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