My Word for 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 has officially arrived, and it has a nice ring to it.

Do you set New Year’s goals? I not only set goals, but I also select one word that sets the tone and provides the direction for my yearly goals. I start thinking about my new word in December, and this is the first time that it has taken me all month to make my final decision. I had a general idea of what changes I wanted to make in 2016, but I just couldn’t seem to come up with the right word that encompasses everything I was thinking about.

The perfect answer finally came to me this week, however, and my word for 2016 is: RESTORE. My husband and I took on a fairly major addition/renovation project and it ended up consuming most of our time and energy these past 8 months. Our life consisted of rushing from one decision to the next, which left very little time for anything else.  For me, specifically, I felt like I lost my sense of daily order and balance, as well as time for paper crafting.  I am hoping to bring back and restore these things in 2016.

So “Cheers” to a brand new year; a clean slate. I have a good feeling about this year! Enjoy the first day of what I hope will be a great year for you, too, and, as always, remember:

“May the waves kiss your feet, / the sand be your seat, / and your friends out-number the stars.”






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