This year, for the third year, I am participating in Ali Edward's One Little Word workshop. It is a 12 month class, with prompts each month to keep you focused on your word for the year, and the intentionss/hopes/goals you set for it at the beginning of the year.
I'm actually so proud of the work I did with my word for 2014, COMPLETE. There is only one prompt I didn't finish, and it's one I have started, and will complete in the coming months. I'm hoping to share the pages of 2014's work at some point this month.
I'm taking my time with the prompt this month. Giving myself time to mull it over and create something meaningful rather than something that's beautiful but a bit rushed. I feel like these prompts and the resulting pages and art-work from them are pieces of my life I will hold close to my heart for a long time/ Thinking about that is super exciting for me. I can feel the growth in myself over the past three years of choosing a word and two years of participating in her class, and I'm really pumped to see where I end up with this word in 2015.
I see NOURISH impacting my life in many ways in the coming months
In 2015, I see myself nourishing my body: Last year I set out to keep drinking water, and take my vitamins with more regularity. I do both fairly well, but there is room for improvement with my vitamins for sure. With another three months of baby incubation still to come, this one is non-negotiable. Our little family has been sick sick sick over the past two weeks, and now that I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, I'm excited to get back on track with simple, whole foods.
In 2015, I see myself nourishing my business: I have many many big ideas for my little shop, and I look forward to making time to see them come to fruition, and to share my love of sparkly, meaningful pieces with others. I will clear the small amount of personal debt I have accumulated over the past year, making space in my mind for other thoughts, not the constant nigling worry the accompanies a credit card balance. #goodriddance
In 2015, I see myself nourishing my soul: watching less movies and listening to more podcasts. Less social media time wasting and more time reading real books. More five minute meditations, less excuses. I DO have time...I just need to choose to use it wisely.
In 2015, I see myself nourishing this space. I have a lofty goal of 120 posts over the coming months, and a tracking sheet to keep me accountable. I have a feeling I will have an awful lot more to say once our wee lady arrives in the spring time. I'm hoping to retrain myself to use my commute time either for sleeping, or for writing...and a lot less mindless scrolling!
Finally, I see myself nourishing our family. Our baby girl with the milk from my body, skin on skin snuggles and patience.. Our son with love, encouragement and time. Our marriage with hard-work and love, because lord know the next few months with be tough on us. Our bodies with nutritious foods, and hopefully even some fun new recipes!
I could set fancy goals of one new recipe a week, or giving up gluten and dairy entirely, or finishing my book or giving up social media....but none of those concepts lights me up, none of them get me excited, so what is the point in setting myself up for failure? I am, however, looking forward to working TOWARDS those sorts of things. A new paleo recipe each month. Progress on my novel. Less screen dependence.
Yes, those are all things I can get excited about.
In 2015, I will live nourished <3