Did you celebrate last night?
Our new year’s celebration was rather low-key around here. The boys spent the night with their cousin so we lived it up and went to our favorite pizza place for dinner. We opted to pass on the fancy galas in favor of going home to watch television. We did actually stay awake until midnight. We’re very exciting people.
I’ve been missing from my blog for a while. The last time I published anything was the end of October! Whoops. No huge ordeal or reason, just busy with life and work and bit of writer’s block during the few times I could have written. Time to celebrate, I’m back!
For those of you who liked my Facebook page or followed my blog during my 2 month absence, thank you! It really does make my day a bit to see that. And of course, thank you to anyone who is still bothering to read this after my long pause. Time to simply jump back into things.
It’s word of the year time so…did you choose a word for 2016 yet?
I think I found myself stuck somewhere in chapter 2 of my 2015 word(s) of the year. I could spend a lot of time analyzing what went wrong but the short answer would be that it probably isn’t a good idea to make a plan to change your word of the year 12 times. It’s a bit daunting. It kind of takes away from the idea of focusing on one thing for the year, huh?
I have already settled on a rather unlikely word for 2016. It jumped out at me from a plastic wine glass in the Dollar Tree. Unlikely, place for a source of inspiration but it is true you never know when inspiration will strike.
I went through some options: use (or use depending on the sentence…I admit to really like the dual purpose of that one. It played to my indecisive nature), health (I considered it long enough to realize how badly it made me want to just go eat an entire bag of crunchy Cheetos), and embrace (I do like this but it wasn’t quite the word). Ultimately, I kept coming back to that word that caught my eye in the Dollar Tree.
Announcing the winner for word of the year 2016…
Celebrate is my word of the year for 2016!
I was a bit afraid to make this my choice at first which is why I entertained embrace for a bit. I was afraid it might seem a bit trivial and shallow to pick a word like celebrate. I worried it might be a bit insensitive when people close to me are hurting after a hard 2015.
Last year was hard and heavy. It wasn’t all bad but it left me not wanting to spend so much time being serious. I want each day to be special and fun and more focused on the positives rather than the mundane and negative things that seem to be in surplus in so many places and with so many people.
I want to celebrate the big things and little things:
I want to celebrate by remembering birthdays and actually sending cards (something I’m notoriously bad about doing)
I want to celebrate good health and maybe not eat the entire bag of those crunchy Cheetos
I want to celebrate by entertaining and hosting friends and family for dinner just because…
I want to make each holiday feel special and worth a wonderful celebration.
I want to celebrate life by doing the things I enjoy (like actually posting on the blog-ha!).
Simply put, I want 2016 to be a celebration of all the good things in my life.
Have you decided on a word for your 2016 yet? I’d love to hear what you choose.
*I just linked up with Create with Joy where she’s hosting a blog hop for sharing your one word, goals, and resolutions. Lots of inspiration over there if you are still searching for your word or resolution for 2016.