What’s this all about, you ask? Alece at OneWord365.com had a great idea to come up with One Word to really shape your upcoming year. Rather than a huge list of resolutions, this One Word becomes a theme about where you are focusing in 2013. I love how she describes it:
What do you want to focus on in 2013?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, or a character trait. Your word will be a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.
Your word can be anything you want it to be. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you.
This is your word. It needs to resonate with your heart, no one else’s.
My blog is currently Creative Madness Mama, and I chose my word for 2013 to be “creative”. When I first started blogging in 2007 I was “Creative Madness that Makes Me Myself”. Seriously? How did I ever get away with that title? But then obviously things changed, and my priorities changed. The bits and pieces that I wanted to describe me changed. Back when I first started a blog it was a diary, that people anonymously read that was ten years ago. But then around 2007 I found myself to be very lost and I needed distractions and reasons to be happy. I jumped, or dived rather, into my quilting, cross stitch and reading. I never knew that book blogging would take over my life and bring me such blessings like it has, but oh it has!
In the past several years things have changed so much. While the mama part of me is still important, I’m learning to live it and manage it in new ways every day. Then the madness part is definitely still there and I’ll never learn to manage it, but that’s okay I like all the hats I seem to wear in the Christian Historical Fiction realm, Children’s Books, Fantasy, Adventure & Suspense, Contemporary, even Non-Fiction and General Market Historical Fiction reading and reviewing as well as quilting, cross stitching and other sewing projects that take my fancy. Now of course there is this new love of meal planning and cooking as well as adding that onto the beginnings of homeschooling a preschooler. I love it! But most of all what I want is to focus on the thing that runs through it all, each and every hobby, skill and desire is to be creative.
So sure, this year I have a lot of goals in the back of my mind from keeping on task in reviews, to teaching my daughters to love learning and maybe even to read, meal planning for finances as well as for health, and crafting for the sake of pure enjoyment (reading for that purpose to), but all in all what I want is to remain creative. I want to focus on finding creativity that I have in me and emphasizing that. Find that focus and putting myself there and letting the other fuss dissolve away. God has made me a beautiful bit of creative madness and mama and I want to let that creative spark shine.
So, who’s with me?