Last year we chose three little words for our family. This year we are choosing two words. Are you ready to here what they are? I've never been so excited to share. Our words are: Simplify and Savor! The definition of simplify is:
vb -fies, -fying, -fied (tr)
1. to make less complicated, clearer, or easier
2. To reduce to fundamental parts.
3. To make easier to understand
and definition of Savor is:
1. To impart flavor or scent to; season.
2. To taste or smell.
3. To appreciate fully; enjoy or relish.
As we prepare for an exciting year of hopeful changes, we wanted to pick two words that would symbolize our year together in 2013. We want to simplify our lives within our home, our careers, and our health. We want to savor each moment this year from little to big. We want to sense, enjoy, and relish in each moment. Sometimes we don't always savor the little or big things that happen each day. These two words go hand in hand. Each day we will pick one thing to simply, and we will savor each moment of the process.
We have some very specific personal goals that we are working on, and will take it day by day. One of them is to live a healthier life, which we have been doing since the beginning of November of last year. Wow did I just say last year? I am currently 24 lbs down! *WINK* When you have a specific goal in mind, it helps you to strive to be better. By choosing simple meal plans, with a healthier concsious choice it helps us to stay on track. I know by doing this, I can savor those moments and relish in the weight loss.
Second, we want to have a more simple and organized home. On New Years Eve day we started to clean and purge our basement that hasn't been touched for a long time. We were able to take a car load to the DI and I'm sure that is not the last. We are trying to get it cleand up so we can start to build the Studio and Laundry Room. Secretly, it's quite exciting and I'm savoring every moment of purging and looking forward to building!
Third, we want to have time to enjoy what we like to do together and in our hobbies. For me, I want to take time to quilt and sew more. I want to learn new quilt blocks, develop new quilt patterns, and a few other things I have up my sleeve. And of course, I'm going to be working on the Woodland Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery cross stitch pattern.
Fourth, to continue to bring you more Doohikey Designs patterns in fabric and hopefully some new avenues, coming soon. We just wanted to share a few with you in hopes that we can inspire each other!
I'd love to hear what your little goals are and what word or words you have chosen for the year. I've thought about ordering a necklace with these words on so I can remember each day to Simplify and Savor each moment. What will you do?