This is my #onelittleword for 2017 . Sometimes I am so bored I have days or weeks where I have nothing to do. Sometimes I am so busy that things (and people) get ignored. A lot of times that person is me. My priorities get out of whack a lot because in general I am a people pleaser. I want everyone to be happy and I do what I can to make that happen.
After having lunch with one of my oldest friends (as in I have known her longest, not as in actual age) and bouncing a few words off her and sending out requests to Facebook friends, I have chosen the word Prioritize. I need to prioritize “me” time. I need to prioritize my money for the adoption. I need to prioritize time spent with my friends and god-children because they all mean the world to me and keep my head above water. I need to prioritize time for my house because it too needs attention. My niece also needs attention, she is struggling with reality and I want to help her and take care of her when she lets me. I also want to make time for one of my favourite people in the world – my aunt – who also has a lot of life changes this upcoming year and whose love I feel constantly.
I could just sit back and say “screw it all, let the chips fall where they may” but I know from years past that what gets neglected is my house and me and I don’t want that to happen in 2017.
I need to make time for my creative outlet – scrapbooking. I usually end up panicking and doing a ton at the Crop and Create events I attend but then I don’t get to enjoy my friends there as much as I would like to, so up first on my list – finish my December Daily and finish Project Life 2016 by the end of next week. I also want to make time to take Julia out to Walmart to replace her Christmas gift. I may see if she is free this Saturday. I can take her to Walmart and then come by for an hour to play with her and her sister. This will make me happy. Yes, I think I am going to go text her dad right now! I will make her my priority this weekend. Also, I am being spoiled by the same lovely friend as mentioned above and she is making the trek into Durham to take me out for my birthday dinner!!! WOOHOO
What would your #onelittleword be??