Good Tuesday morning friends! Its been just over three weeks since I’ve been here on the blog and can I just say the last three weeks have been a slight blur. Christmas then New Years… we had a blast celebrating the holidays and enjoying the Mr.’s time off! So busy, so fun, so fast… Last week our daughters were each very sick and it was quiet possibly one of the longest weeks ever! Thankfully they are all feeling much better and getting back to their normal selves which means we can get back to our routine!! (I crave a routine, its a MUST around here) I have been reflecting on 2017- the good, the bad, what I want to change or bring into 2018 and thinking about the blog in the mix of all of this. Its hard not to look back when the new year is upon us. 2017, like every year was great! It had its highs and lows, things I definitely do NOT want to bring to 2018 but there was growth friends, there was change, in myself and all around.
Today I wanted to stop by to talk to you about 2018, some things I see happening this year, plans we have for our home, the blog and to share my one word for the year with you. I did a post like this last year, spoiler alert, this years one word is the same as last years! ‘TIME’ Such a simple word I think, but friends, time is everything!!!!
Big question I’m sure, ‘why did you choose one word to focus on for the year instead of making a New Year’s resolution?’ Well, resolutions just aren’t my thing. I feel like we can easily set ourselves up for failure with resolutions. Now in saying that I believe we should ALWAYS have goals, always. But when we set a New Years resolutions, 9 times out of ten we don’t see it through. I say we, I mean I! I never see them through. Sure the first month, maybe even two are strong but then it fades off, I grow tired, things change and I let the resolution slip away. For me choosing one word to focus on throughout the year keeps me working and its flexible, it grows with me! Its a word I can write on my hand each morning or paste on my phone or just simply remember. As the year goes we grow and change, choosing one word allows that focus for the year to grow and change with us. Not a resolution that we’ve stuck ourselves to. In saying all that, if you are someone that can set and see through resolutions, go YOU! That is awesome and I admire you! But like I said, its not for me which is cool because we are all different and that’s what makes the world go round!! 😉
Let’s talk a little bit about how or why I chose my one word, TIME. As you all know, this life can get busy, so busy to the point that we forget to relax, have fun, spend time with family and friends, do things we enjoy doing, all of the things that we can’t do when we jam pack our time with things we think we ‘have’ to do. I know there are things that we can’t push aside, things that really do have to be done but friends when you look at your day and how you spend your time, are you really spending it wisely?! For me TIME is about what I do with my time here on earth, number one is raising my kiddos and being a good wife. I want to put time into that, my family. I want to spend more time with God, in His word, strengthening my relationship with Him! I also want to manage my time so that I can get the ‘to-do’s’ done AND have time for the fun! Social media is a TIME sucker (Lets be honest! I LOVE y’all, that’s not the issue here, but boy can I get swept up in the scrolling and looking at all the things!) and I want to spend LESS time with my phone in my hand and more time on the floor playing games with my family. When we really stop and think about what we spend our time doing, how much time we may really have left here on earth (because tomorrow isn’t promised my friends), and how quickly the time passes…I want to freeze time, slow it down, MAKE THE MOST OF IT!
I hope that all makes sense, as to why I’ve chosen one word and why I chose the word TIME. Friends if you haven’t set a New Year’s resolution or chosen one word for the year, its not to late! Do what works for you, resolution or word, and if you haven’t tried just choosing one word I say this is the year for it!!!!!! Now on to a few things happening this year. As far as our home, we have 2 bathrooms to remodel and I can’t wait to share that process with y’all here on the blog. We will also have lots of other random things happening around our home but the bathrooms are a big one happening soon! You know I’ll have lots of deals, thrifted finds and DIYs to share during the process. For the blog I have lots of DIY’s planned to share with you all, some old ones that I’ve never shared and of course there will be lots of new ones throughout the year! I also have some fun little changes coming to the blog, plans to blog about more of the things!! This month I will be focusing on sharing how I manage my time at home, my cleaning schedule, products I like to use, how we stay organized, I’ll have our winter home tour up and I may even have a few Valentines day DIY’s up my sleeve just for fun!
2017 was a slow year for this little blog of mine but 2018 is going to be jam packed full of goodness. I can’t thank you all enough for reading my blog and for following along! I hope you stick with me in the new year and enjoy the things I share as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!!! If you’ve chosen a word for 2018 I would love to hear it, leave it and your why if you’d like in the comments below. As always if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Happy Reading freinds