Monday, January 4, 2010

My word for this year...

I don't know if you've seen anything about "a word for the year" floating around in scrapbook land... Ali Edwards started it I think, check out her blog to see what she has to say about it... ANYWAY I've been thinking about what my word would be and chose:
2009 was a bit of a bumpy year for us... don't get me wrong, we had so many wonderful things happen and lots to be thankful for... but still there were these bumps. Some of them felt like mountains and others were simply annoying little pebbles, but those pesky mountains had a knack for weighing me down. Why is it that when Jan. 1 rolls around we make new starts? I mean really anytime is a good time for a fresh start! ... but I digress... this year I am determined to demolish the mountains that grew over the last year and ENJOY every minute of this life. I have been constantly reminded lately of how fragile and short life is and in 2010 I am going to remember this and recapture the joy that was lost. This life we are living is such a gift, I don't want to waste a moment of it on those pesky mountains!

Now, of course I as I thought about this, I also thought about a way to express this idea/plan creatively. This year I'm going to keep a journal/scrapbook of sorts. In it I plan to put "everyday" photographs (you know the simple little things that make us glad to be alive), ponder/journal about the things I have to be grateful for, write about the fun things we do, maybe even add some ephemera, and just what ever else makes me happy. This journal/scrapbook is only going to contain "happy stuff". I know there are always going to be struggles and bad days. I'm not trying to paint the picture of a perfect life, I just want to FOCUS on all that good stuff and ENJOY all that this year has to offer everyday! Just making this book will be a happy thing! I'll show you a picture of the cover once I get it finished.

What's your word for 2010?

I'm working on some new Valentine goodies for the shop. My printed died today though, so I must get a new one before I can print them out and get them listed in my shop. Have a great day!

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