I spent a lot of time reflecting the last week on 2016. Part of that reason is because I was able to wrap up my 1 Second Everyday video I started in January. It was my 2016 challenge, to record more video moments with my kids and this app was a great way to challenge me. I finally compiled all the last videos I had taken on my phone and uploaded the video to YouTube.
So after looking back, I can’t help but start thinking about 2017. Not just my goals or travel dreams but about what I can do in 2017 to become the mother and wife I want to be. Of all my titles: daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, aunt, cousin, accountant, woman, blogger, photographer, the two titles that I love the most are wife and mother. My family is everything to me and there are definitely times I feel that I am failing or that I can be a better wife and mother. So that’s what I want to focus on, being a better mother and wife. However, I know I can’t just write down things on a list. I won’t focus on them as I will either forget everything I wrote or there will be too many things to focus on all at once. So this year I’m choosing a word. One word. One word to focus on, meditate on and reflect on in my daily life. My word for 2017 is “nurture”.
care for and encourage the growth or development of
So 2017, I want to remember you as the year where my relationships grew. My relationships with my children, my family and my friends.
As for my creative side, last year was the video project, this year I want to try scrap booking, but not the hard and expensive kind, the Becky Higgins kind. Project Life is something I’ve been admiring (from afar) for awhile now and figured this may be the year.