Last year around this time, I noticed various bloggers participating in what I thought was a great idea: choosing a single word and striving to work the ideas from that word into your daily life. Brilliant. The problem was, last year at this time I was just looking to survive. Privately, I guess I did adopt my own word for 2011, and it was endure. Since I’m here a year later I guess I did achieve just that, however I’m not so sure how well.
For the past couple months, I’ve been pondering this idea yet again and have decided that I will indeed participate again this year, but in a more public manner. Lots of thought went into deciding just what it is that I wanted to work on-there’s just so many options! After coming up with a word, I pondered it for even longer (why is it I just can’t make simple things simple I ask you?!). Yes…I believe that I’m onto something and am ‘officially’ proclaiming it (oh the pressure).
to begin or take up again; resume.
to restore or replenish: to renew a stock of goods.
to make, say, or do again.
to revive; reestablish.
to become new or as if new again
I also found it interesting that synonyms associated with renew include: re-create, rejuvenate, regenerate, reinstate, mend. Yes, yes and YES!
The past 2.5 years have been…..crazy. The results of that craziness have been wonderful, but it sure can wear a person out both physically and mentally. Yes, I need to renew myself, probably more mentally than anything. For the past few months I’ve been working on doing just that, but I think I’m just scratching the surface. Let’s see what 12 more months of renewing can do, shall we?