Each year I work on a word of the year instead of resolutions. I set goals for myself throughout the year, but I feel that setting resolutions just sets me up for failure. I mean, come on, I get to Valentines Day and I’ve already failed. I prefer working on smaller goals that lead me to a bigger life change. I started choosing a word of the year 2 years ago, and I love it! It is a constant reminder of what my overall goal is, the big picture, larger life changes. Focusing on a word that allows for grace and not perfection. It has taken a lot of thought, but this year, my word is FAITH.
It has taken me about a month to decide on a word this year. I know that 2019 is going to be full of so many new and exciting adventures that I wanted a word to encompass all aspects of my life. We have a baby girl on the way, I’m still working on growing my business, we got a horse, we are still adjusting to Robby traveling 75% of the week, with all of these changes it can be easy to bring on the mom guilt, and loose faith in myself and others when it gets tough.
Faith isn’t just for my spiritual relationship with God, but also to have faith in myself, in my family, in what I do every day.
I doubted myself a lot in 2018, and looking back, I am not sure why. I probably could have accomplished more in a shorter time frame if I just had a little more faith in myself. I doubted that I could create a career doing something I truly loved. I doubted that I could handle creating a new business while being a great mom. I doubted that I could keep promises to myself, so I broke them… a lot. This year, I am choosing to have faith in myself. I am choosing to give myself a little grace, and to grow my faith in others.
I know this is much easier said than done, and that mom guilt runs me over, but I’m going to have faith in the process. Faith that I can continue to remind myself that I am enough, have enough, and do enough. Faith that I can work on my word of the year to better myself.
What are your resolutions or word of the year? What are you working towards for 2019?