I chose LAUGH for 2014 and DISCONNECT in 2015 and they both made such a large impact in all aspects of my life.
This year I’m choosing a few words but they all kind of work together and I’m carrying over that DISCONNECT because it saved my sanity in 2015. I barely heard about any drama llama.
So drumroll please…..my words for 2016 are…
~ I’m not someone who wants or buys a lot to begin with but as I get older I find that the constant quest for *things* is endless and I don’t need or use about 90% of it. In fact I end up giving most of it away after it sits on a shelf or in the closet for a few years. So this year I want to try to scale back to trying to only buy things I’ll use or need. Or at least reduce my impulse purchases. I already fell off the wagon a bit with this one with the after Christmas sales. Oops. But it was before the new year and I’m determined to use everything I bought!
~ Connected to Simplify. I want to go through my closets, garage, attic etc and clear out what I’m not using, donate/reorganize or USE it! This applies to clothes, crafting supplies, books (in particular cookbooks and cooking magazines).
~ I’m not particulary crafty or creative but one of the things I really enjoyed this past year was Picmonkey. I designed (& redesigned – sorry) my blog as I waded my way through a blogging slump. So now I have a bit of a crafting bug.
I want to try my hand at book crafts as a way of using up those piles of ARC’s. I want to get back to gardening – something I used to love, and would like to organize my blogging space using things I already have around the house. I also want to cook more and find a way to incorporate that into my blogging. Everything seems more fun when I can share it!
And I want all of those to be fun and something that enhances my daily life – long term - not a goal to be met.
You can check out the My One Word website if you want to know more or get help choosing a word.
What are your hopes, resolutions or words for 2016?
And HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!