I absolutely love the excitement a new year brings. I am a self-proclaimed dork, so opening a new planner and setting my S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Timely.) goals for the new year brings me absolute joy. Seriously, I might enjoy these moments more than a long, uninterrupted nap on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I did say, MIGHT. The verdict is still out on that one. Ok. I digress. Back to business. With #OneWord, you focus on one word all year that sums up how you want to live. The last three years I have even
forced invited the kids and husband to join in and we then serve as each other’s accountability partners.
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Exodus 14:14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” NIV
*Last year was the first year I chose a bible verse to complement my #oneword.
MY ONE WORD FOR 2018
cultivate: [verb] means to try to acquire or develop (a quality or skill) to try to improve or develop one’s mind) – Oxford Living Dictionary
I have lived this past year in a fog. We moved to the other side of the world and that in itself was enough to write a
book blog about. I had grand plans of working at a great tech firm, blogging about our adventures, traveling the world, hosting visitors and loving life. Well, I managed to accomplish traveling the world and loving life despite the many dips that come with a major change such as becoming expats with an uncertain future. But, I am putting all that behind me and am ready to push through 2018.
I plan to cultivate my:
–hobby by flexing my creative muscles through this blog
–career by applying for jobs and pursuing a career shift
–home by going paperless and organizing our back log of fabulous digital pictures
–family by creating and committing to a family budget and decrease my yelling episodes
–personal growth by eliminating the procrastination cycle – I may need therapy for this one.
MY BIBLE VERSE FOR 2018
I have a serious issue with procrastination. I will procrastinate all day and then wonder where the day goes. The root of the problem is that I try to avoid facing the big rocks because I set myself up for failure and disappointment. Well, my ultimate advice book (the Bible) has written that all this procrastination will have me broke and hungry. And guess what, I ain’t bout that life.
He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty. Proverbs 28:19 NASB
With that said, it’s time for me to CULTIVATE. So, I need to go. But, before YOU go, please share your #oneword and/or bible verse in the comments below. I’m highly interested.
Hugs and love,