Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Words for 2012

I read somewhere.

I honestly don't remember where.
Probably on the interwebs.
That instead of making a resolution for the new year you should come up with three words that you will use to set the tone for 2012.
I like this idea.
Maybe because resolutions are depressing.....because I never follow them.
Or maybe it's because I love words.
Who knows.........

So here are my three words for 2012.

Not just in the sense of producing something artistically but to 
Create a healthier life
Create a happier home
Create a sense of self worth in myself and my children
I would like to focus on creating as much happiness as I can this year. For myself and others.

I love this word. 
It means many things to me.
Strength and wisdom are needed to believe something.
Magic is something you also need in order to believe....and who doesn't love magic?
I would like to believe in myself a little more and give the gift of believing in someone else.

I have noticed and so have others....ahem Chris. A change in myself lately.
I like to think it's a good thing. 
That I am growing.
 Becoming more of myself.
I am really enjoying my new found sense of self.
I worry less about what others think. I like to say its because I am turning 40 
(in April please mark your calendars) 
I love the freedom of getting older. 
So for 2012 I would like to complete that transformation and encourage others to do the same.

These are my words for 2012. 
They suit me I think.....But what about you? what are your words for 2012?


Andrew Leon said...

Hmm... someone else posted something along this line... about choosing a word to define the year. But I still don't have one. I like yours, though!

A Beer for the Shower said...

This is a really great idea, focusing on words rather than specific goals. It seems like this will allow you to align many more things into your overall essence of living than just "hey, I'm not going to drink as much coffee." I think I'm going to be doing something similar. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I LOVE THIS POST AND I LOVE THIS IDEA! Maybe because I love words, too, and ideas and especially ones you can find on the interwebs. ;)

I will have to think about it. Thanks for the beautiful idea!

Muriel said...

Just like you I am turning 40 this year...and I haven't made any new year resolution. But my three words would be
relax ( I am the kind of person who's always in advance)

What a great idea! Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Love your post and I am happy to read you again as well Jennifer. Been away too and it feels good. May 2012 bless you with many Joys...........as for me 2012, the words are Love, Write & Live Simply.
Enjoy your day!

Liz Schulte's Blog said...

Wonderful idea. I don't know if I have words for this year, but now I want some.

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