Instead of picking one little word to focus on for the entire year I’m doing something new by focusing on one new thing each month. I’m still figuring out mamahood (aren’t we always?) and so the best way to get back into my Maggie-ness is to tackle something new each month. I love a good challenge, and this one feels especially rewarding.
So, for January I’m choosing to work on moving forward. I’ve been spending a lot of time waiting, and it feels burdening, tiring and totally unlike me. Now that I have two babies I often find myself waiting for the next thing to happen — waiting for one of them to wake up from their nap, to be hungry, to stop whining, to burp, to leave the dog alone, and so on. And even though waiting is something that feels super unnatural, it’s something I’m constantly doing. Blah.
This month I want to move forward most specifically with my blog. I want to take more photos, challenge myself to write more, share the things that interest me — essentially, put more emphasis on living and a whole lot less on making something a long, drawn-out process. I need to stop waiting and just do it!
It’s been so good to dig down deep and put our family goals on paper. And truth be told, having a new journal has been so good for me. I hope it survives the drill ;)
I’m so glad January is here. 2015 is going to be a year of fantastic challenges and growth, and I’m pumped to be moving forward.
How about you?
Its totally natural to want to move forward. I finally said to myself this is what I am doing this year. No more dreaming, just do it. I don’t want to live the rest of my life with what ifs…I realize I will have to take risks in order for my dreams to come true! You should always want to try one more thing…trying new things will make life exciting! Once you succeed in your goals and dreams, it feels amazing to know you did it!
This is so empowering! I love everything you shared! :)
You’ve put something I’ve been feeling as well right in front of my face and I’m sitting here thinking, YES! Totally!!
I’ve spent too much time being idle. I think more about the things I’d like to do rather than actually do them.
I’ve been really feeling a pull toward journaling as well. I want to go out and buy myself a nice lined notebook and pen that’s smooth to write with (and makes my hand writing look good, hah!) and just sit down and write. Most of the time I feel like I have no time to do it, but I suppose if I can find the time to read and comment on your blog I have more time than I realize :P
A few things I’ve noticed…
– the more I write the better my handwriting is
– I keep seeing this quote, and I LOVE it: “doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
– how much time are we really wasting by thinking about something instead of doing it? Related: it never takes as long as we think it will, nor is it as scary as we envision it to be.
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