Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! & 1 little word

This past year has been crazy. 2010 threw me more curve balls than I knew what to do with. I failed miserably at my 1 little word last year. It was organization. FAILED BAD! (if you are not familiar with 1 little word you can read it HERE on Ali Edwards blog--I have done it since the beginning).

This year is going to be different. I learned about my word before I chose it.

My word for this year is "PACE". I find myself trying to do too much and then being frustrated when I don't accomplish it all. I have recently finished a "Functional Rehabilitation Program" for the disk problems in my back. Between disk issues and severe arthritis I find myself not being able to move many days....especially cold New England days. The biggest part of the program was to PACE yourself. FRP taught me that I can have many GOOD days as long as I pace...something I struggle with daily. I think lots of moms do. We have so much to do and not enough hours in the day.

When I finished the FRP group I realized how many things I was accomplishing in a WEEK...not a day. It's because I PACED myself and made it happen in a time line that worked for one else. It's my word...PACE and with it I know will come relaxation, organization and fulfillment.

Have you picked a word for this year? I would love to know it and why.

I have so much in store for this year creatively. I have fun things to share ahead and if all goes as planned (fingers crossed) I will have a new technique to share (via video tutorial) that I discovered with my Silhouette.

Happy New Year and may 2011 be everything you and your family want it to be.


BRING IT ON 2011! I'm prepared this time! :)


Joy said...

Happy New Year Michelle, I love the fact that you have used the word PACE, I so need to do this and maybe come up with a word for me too, thanks for being a great friend and I look forward to many more years of friendship ahead. Hugs!

Barb said...

Hi Michelle! Happy New Year! Your word is perfect. . .I know I could use a bit of pacing in my life too! I'm looking forward to your creativity for 2011!

Tiffany said...

Hi sweetie! I know you've had an exceptionally hard year and I can only hope 2011 will bring you some promise and hope and much success and happiness in your life and with your family! You're such an amazing and strong woman! Cheers to you!