I've decided to choose a word for this year which will be my theme. While I'm not giving up on the tradition of new beginnings (resolutions), this word is the common thread that runs through all of my goals this year.
I like the idea of choosing a word instead of defaulting to one, which is what I think I've done recently. For instance, as I jumped head first into motherhood in 2010, my word was grow. In 2011 as I came to terms with parenting my special needs child and all the challenges that come with that, my word was give.
I've had some time away from blogging and other internet obligations this past month, in an effort to find sabbath. The time away has afforded me some new perspective on my life: where I want to go from here and how I want to get there.
In 2012, I've decided that my word is persevere.
I'm taking on several challenges that involve an intentional daily, sustained effort. My new beginnings this year include a daily journaling effort and a year-long daily photography project (which I will display here on a weekly basis). I'm excited to see this year's word played out more prominently in my life.
Jaymz has chosen mindfulness for his word this year.
What's your word?