Hello lovies! This week, we're going to talk about looking forward to the year ahead: our hopes, plans, goals, dreams, etc. Did you make a list of goals this year? I realized the other day I did not so today on my blog, I'm sharing a post about my goals.
Along with my goals, I've also been thinking about my "one little word" for 2016. So many people find inspiration and motivation in choosing a word for the year. I want to find that too! Once I decided on my word, I wanted to document it somehow. I didn't really have any photos to go along with my word so I made this non-photo layout. I hope it inspires you to a) think about what you want to accomplish in 2016, b) make a page without a photo sometime and c) document what you're feeling inside so you can look back on it later and see how far you've come.
Here's my layout documenting the word I chose which is today. I used Echo Park's Creative Agenda collection which perfectly fit my page since I want to be more focused on my creative work this year.
Here's the journaling in case you can't read it:
I have been thinking deeply about the life I’m living; what is working and what is not. Some days I am the most productive person I know. Other days I drift a bit. I am either ambitious or aimless. After much contemplation, I’ve come to realize the reason. It is simply that there’s always tomorrow. Too often I put off ‘til tomorrow what I should do today. Until the day that tomorrow won’t work and then I always get it done. Always. I find a way to get everything done and breathe a sigh of relief. But living in a cycle of procrastination is not healthy.
After considering this carefully, I decided to choose a “one little word” for 2016 that would help me break this cycle. I struggled to find exactly the right word but I continued to hope that one would present itself to me. Then as I was sitting in church last Sunday, I sensed the words “be present in this moment.” I cleared my mind and concentrated on the profound beauty that was in front of me: the choir, the orchestra, the stirring sermon and the lovely tradition of it all. It occurred to me later that what I need to focus on is today. I must forget tomorrow and think only of today. I must look at the 24 hours in front of me and say, “How can I use this time wisely?” Whether it’s snuggling Caroline, working on a class, making connections online, cleaning and organizing my home or editing a podcast….I want the things I do to be done on purpose. I will be present and productive today. 2016 is full of possibilities and I’m going to make every day of it count.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you've chosen a word for this year, I'd love to hear about it. Please share in the comments below!