I am so behind on everything blogging! SO BEHIND!
I was kind of absent for a few weeks. Life happens...and that's why I am in awe of all the other awesome bloggers who stay focused.
I need to get these two things out there before it's too late...before Christmas comes and goes and a New Year rolls around.
I am participating with Sheila from Book Journey in
Last year (in which I did not participate) she did a collage of all who sent in their photos with the book they were reading on Jan. 1st.
(you can see it if you click on her link above).
I have my book all picked out for this year---and it's just sitting there mocking me. Saying read me NOW. But if I do...I might be done by midnight Dec 31st and I can't risk that!
This one will be my New Year's Read!
If you want to find out what it is, tune in to Book Journey on January 1st, 2016, where you will see me with book!
You will see everybody with their books!
What fun for us book nerds. I can't wait.
Just check out her site and sign up. It 's simple.
So that is a fun way to begin the new year... the other thing, I wanted to do along with Sheila takes a bit more of a serious turn...
Read her post, One Word...What Can A New Year Bring, here.
She identifies herself as a life-long lover of words and talks about finding a website that challenged her to adopt a word that spoke to her in lieu of making a resolution for the new year. One word that might represent her going into a new year.
For 2016 she chose the word: Courage.
At the end of her post she says:
I would love to have you do this with me. What is your word for 2016? How will you own it and why?
So, I too, have looked at the list of words, and one jumped out at me right away.
My word will be: Accomplish.
Does it seem like a funny word to adopt for a new year?
Why did I choose it?
How will I own it?
ACK! Well, I guess we'll have to see.
I am good at accomplishing many things.
Things for my job (lots of events I get to organize, deadlines to meet, etc)
Things for my family.
Things for church.
Things for my friends.
But I don't ever accomplish much for myself.
I was going to say 'put myself first' but that sounds too common---and believe me, I do take time for myself, as I am basically an introvert and I NEED that time.
But I don't accomplish things to take care of myself.
I NEED to take care of some emotional and physical things for me!
It's important to my well-being that I accomplish certain things this year.
I just want to leave it at that for now.
What about you? Do you have a word?