My One word for 2016 this year is change. 2015 was a good year for me. So many great things happened and it really helped me to embrace my one word choice from 2015 which was enjoy.
I've thought long and hard about choosing my word this year and this is why I settled on change.
My One Word for 2016
I chose the word change this year because whether you know this or not about me, change scares me. I don't admit it to a lot of people because when they look at me they see this woman who seems to embrace life by the horns.
And I do — as long as everything is going great and I have a calm about me.
But change literally scares the pants off of me — so much to the point that I would rather stay stagnant and comfortable instead of stepping out in faith and accepting the changes that God is putting in my life.
But — this will be the year of change for me in so many ways.
For one — both of my kids will be legal adults. I don't know how I feel about that yet. When I still look at them, all I see are my precious little ones. But Robert just turned 21 and Kayla will be turning 18 in April. It's scary.
Both of them have finally decided on career paths and I couldn't be more excited for them. Robert is going into massage therapy school in the fall and Kayla will be going into art school sometime in the fall as well. I let them take the time they needed to choose their career and they both think that this is what they want to do. As a mom, I couldn't be more proud and excited for them.
That also means that I am leaving behind the title of homeschool mom. For the last 10 years, that is what I have called myself and now — it will just be “mom” again. Another change — a good one but a bittersweet one.
Eating habits will change this year as my hubby and I are on a mission to both lose 50 pounds. We are excited but also scared in the process. It's a huge step, but we want to get healthy and do it together.
I'm changing my strategy when it comes to blogging. it's going to be more intentional and ever present instead of always being the latest and greatest gadget. Don't get me wrong — I am still going to write about them, just not as much.
I want to share more of my stories with you — the ones that built this blog from the beginning — the ones that people are truly interested in.
Then — there are the conferences that I attend. I have been fighting with myself for months now on whether to choose the BlogHer Food at the end of the year or go to the Breathe Writer's Conference and I finally decided to go the writing route.
There are tons of foodie blogger conferences I can attend, but my heart is leaning towards Breathe Writer's so I am going.
I am finally stepping out this year and changing my schedule around to make time for the things that are important to me, and dropping those things that are taking up space. My writing will be a priority in 2016 where it hasn't been in the past.
And this year? I'm changing the amount of time I am spending on social media. I want to embrace the moments with my family when we are all together — not everyone needs to know what I am doing at all times.
I'm changing the way my family spends time together — we will be traveling together more — and taking special trips with my husband — like the two trips we have planned in May — one to the Mall of America and one to the annual 212 leadership conference we go to.
As you can see — there are TONS of things that are changing this year, so you can understand why my word for this year is change.
What is your “one word” for 2016?