Thursday, December 01, 2011

Choose One Word

Everything from my business to my belly grew this year.  My family grew last month.  My heart grew the instant my daughter was born.  My patience for my son grew over the long summer.  My love for my husband grew daily as he helped support our family.  It has been a year filled with so many things and events and happenings as our calendars grew over over the course of the year.  Challenged to encapsulate the year with one word, I choose growth.

A year from now, as I look back over the year, I hope to be able to answer this challenge with the word present.  My world is ever evolving and changing and, yes, growing - and it is incredibly hard to stay in the moment.  Especially when mothering within the confines of the lonely stay-at-home existence makes it so luring to be continuously plugged in.  This year, I hope to be present in my life, my husband's life and my children's lives - to allow myself the freedom to release myself from the online world enough to be present in my own world.


I am participating in WEverb11 this year (to the best of my abilities, what with a newborn in the house).  The prompt for December 1 was:

Choose One Word

Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why. Imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you.

In the spirit of where this all started… this is the same first prompt from 2010.

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