I wanted, and have been attempting, to write a New Years Resolutions post as the new decade approached. But I’ve been really struggling with it. There is so much I would like to do and achieve. As I started to compile the list it quickly felt so big I was ready to throw the towel in on the lot and the post got saved as draft and abandoned for another day. If I can’t write the damn post I’m never going to achieve the resolutions in it!
I discovered blogging and tweeting this year and want to do more and be better at both! I also want to lose weight – of course and let’s not forget the other annual entries – work less, earn more, spend less, do more exercise, be more patience, swear less, watch less TV, spend less time on the PC, cook from scratch more, not drink during the week … hang on Mr L is shouting me - A glass of wine you say? Oh yes please! … Save as draft!
That is how I got to 12th January with no post about my thoughts, goals and intentions for the new year and new decade. Then I came across #Themeword (god bless twitter!) via Erica Douglas who created the #themeword meme in 2007. To participate, all you have to do is just think about one word that you would like to describe your new year. Allegedly your #themeword can unfold in unexpected ways! So here goes …
My Themeword for 2010 is ENJOYMENT.
I am going to ENJOY the now in 2010. I’m not going to do things I don’t ENJOY or give time to things or people I don’t ENJOY. Life is too short and my family and time with them too precious. I want to ENJOY food and still be able to ENJOY smaller clothes! I want to ENJOY my freelance work. I want to ENJOY time with my children especially whilst they are so little. I want to ENJOY time as a family. I want to have time to ENJOY by myself. Now whilst I hate laundry I do enjoy it being all done and my home clean and tidy, to get another cleaner would probably suggest I headed back to the workplace – so sadly I’m not off the hook on domestic chores, just to explain some of the small print I’ve made up for myself!
This is a meme so I am going to tag a few folk but if like me resolutions feel too much to commit to consider yourself tagged! What’s great about this meme is if you don’t need a blog to post your thoughts, if you just tweet you can still join in! I’d love to know what the following folk would have as their #Themewords
Clare at Love Maternity
Claire over at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Wendy over at The Life of Wendy Wife
Dany at Tums2Mums
Bec over at Beetroot and Gherkins
Muddling Along Mummy
Happy New Year! Please feel free to post or link to your own themewords in the comments below!