Last year I rose to the challenge of adopting a word-for-the-year. That word, strength. I even bought a ring to wear with "Strength" boldly engraved around it. Basically it was my goal to become a physically stronger person. Along with that, I knew that strength would come in handy in many areas. And that it did. I am happy to say I feel like I have become stronger physically, and without any injury! I also experienced my single most difficult moment as a parent in 2011, that which would require strength from the depths of my being, that I would not have ever known I had. Strength was a good word to focus on in 2011, and I hope to remember it's importance forever.
Looking ahead I have chosen another word-of-the-year. Less. It took about a week for me to think through what I wanted to accomplish in 2012, and less is it. Without going into tons of detail there are three areas where I want less in my life; less debt, less stuff, and the ever-present less weight. I've commissioned Christa to create a pendant for me with the word "less" on it. That should be a helpful reminder to keep my eyes focused on less.
I'm excited to see the changes in my life that less will bring.