The arrival of 2015 has got me really thinking. And my thoughts aren’t of resolutions I need to make, or habits I want to change. That’s what I do all year long really. I’ve been thinking more about how I want to live and feel this year.
I have an inkling that the next few months are going to present some fairly major challenges and changes for our family, and I want to simply enjoy the ride, and not get overwhelmed when life isn’t ticking along at the slow pace that I love.
The first change for the year is a fun one, and it’s happening at the end of January. It’s a wedding…my wedding. We’ve done it all back to front I know, but for some reason, right now, after a decade and two kids, it feels just right to wed. And it is marriage that has triggered my thought…my word…which encapsulates the way I want to live this year, and the next, and probably the year after that as well.
My word is Embrace.
I want to embrace life however it comes, with a happy heart and joie de vivre. If the magnitude of the change seems overwhelming, I want to feel comfortable chipping away at the base of the mountain, knowing I’ll get there eventually. I want to apply all of the principles of slow living that I’ve learnt so far, to a life which is moving at a hundred miles an hour around me. I want to embrace the joy of my family and friends, and every opportunity that swings my way…just embrace it. I want to embrace every challenge and everybody I love. Embrace everything! This will be my mantra for the year ahead.
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