Monday, January 02, 2012

One little word

Ive been thinking for days about which word to choose as my 'one little word' for 2012.   I'd almost decided to bring Balance through to this year, I still don't feel like Ive achieved what I set out to last year in regards to this word.  This morning I commented on another blog about her choice of word and joked that I was sure my word would probably find me.  Only a few hours later it did. My word for 2012 is
[ik-splawr, -splohr] 
1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore the island.
2. to look into closely; scrutinize; examine: Let us explore the possibilities for improvement.

2012 will see Jacinta start at Kindergarten 2 full days a week, Isaac will be in year one, and both Caleb & Nathan will be at high school.  It will be the year I need to begin thinking about my transition from being a SAHM to eventually returning to some form of employment outside of my home.  It will be a year with big changes to my routines, and to those of the kids.

My intentions for 2012...

To explore ME...  To look at ways of being a better person - a wife, mother, friend and putting these into action.  Further building my relationships with family and friends - including taking part in '40 days of love' later this year with the group we did the very rewarding 'One month to live' with in 2011.
I want to put more of my thoughts into actions, things like actually making that meal and dropping it off to a friend having a busy week instead of just thinking about it!
To explore my future work opportunities by beginning some volunteer work at the kindy, and maybe even the school (I do have a bachelor of Teaching which I should eventually make use of again!)

To explore ways of organising myself better so that all that paperwork gets attended too, and that crafty time with friends gets made, and the kids all get the time they each need, and i get the time i need for me to keep going.


Mamie Girl said...

Your word is great!!! So inspiring :)

Becky said...

Explore is a great word. In hindsight, I think I 'explored' myself last year. I thought about my family and the future and embarked on a journey at uni for the first time. I feel content life right now and I think the concept of having explored myself has a lot to do with it.

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