Do you pick a word for the year? It can be a word that sets a goal, means something to you or even just a word you want to focus on in your art. Your word can be anything you want it to be.
My 2015 word is Simplicity.
Simplicity in life is something that I struggle with. My interests and goals are too many. My life is bogged down with too much stuff. I get lost in the chaos of life. My word this year will mean streamlining my life and interests so I can focus on what makes my heart sing. Simplifying my commitments, my crafts, my possessions and daily life will help me focus on what is most important to me. I want to enjoy God, my husband, my daughter, my birds and my family more. I want to get down to what is most important to me and commit myself whole heartedly.
Concentrating on what is important is impossible for me when I let chaos into my life. One example is my art. If art makes my heart so joyful, then why do I spend so much time doing other crafts that aren't even that important to me. I find myself addicted to doing more and more. Its time I strip down my interests and commit to what makes me the most happy. In my crafting that means I pick my top 5 loves and let the rest go.
Simplifying my daily life and getting rid of "stuff" will also help me not feel so weighted down. I will have more time for devotions, family time, daughter time, chores time, and me time.
So be gone chaos! You have hung around too long! Move over and let Simplicity have a turn.
What will your 2015 word be?