This will be my third year choosing a word to focus on rather than making resolutions. I feel like focusing on a word is far less stressful than a list of goals I may or may not meet.
In 2007 my word was FORWARD. I began the year feeling stagnant in many aspects of my life. By the end of 2007 I had grown my photography business to the point of being able to give my notice at the full time job. I found a new doctor who was committed to being more aggressive in diagnosing and treating my infertility. I also sought out and developed new friendships I felt my life was lacking. All of these things moved me forward into a happier place than where I began.
In 2008 my word was BLISS. That's where the title of my blog came from. Last year I set out to follow my dreams. I left my job in television to devote myself to our photography business. I banished white walls from my home. I made time for good friends. I took better care of myself and focussed on better mental and physical health. And while the months of hormones and injections were anything but blissful, our fertility treatments resulted in our little monkey who will make his/her way into the world in 2009.
So here were are in 2009 and my word from the year is BLESSED. So many things will change this year and I know my life will never be the same. With those changes will come new challenges. And if I focus on that part of it, I get a little panicked. Now that I've found my bliss, what exactly do I do with it?? That's why I'm choosing to focus on how I've been blessed. If I can end every day with one blessing in my mind, I think I'll make it through. This year will be about embracing, and being thankful for, those little things. Like the laptop I'm typing on right now, allowing me to write with my feet propped up on the couch. :)
I'm so excited to document 2009. The year I turn 30. The year I become a mom. The year I watch more of my friends welcome babies. So much to be thankful for already!