I chose a Word of the Year this year, RECREATE.
For those of you new to choosing a Word of the Year, it's picking a focus word that describes your intention for the upcoming year. A really good list can be found HERE at Ali Edwards Design: One Little Word: 2010 Word List. As some of you know, I've been busy for the last few years watching my grandkids during the day and wasn't able to craft as often as I would like. Our annual vacation was usually shortened too to match our daughter and her husband's schedule. The middle of last year, I let my kids know that I would not be babysitting daily anymore after the end of the year. So January 1, 2010 dawned a whole new year for me! Let me fill you in on a few things I've done to make sure I stay on track with my word this year. First, created this cute little Journal to write in with my word on the front.
Then hubby and I sat down with a calendar and marked out our vacation and days off for the entire year! I can't remember a time in YEARS that we have done this. I have a pocket calendar and all the off time is in green so when I flip through it, I am reminded of all the time I will be having recreation this year. Each month there is a 4 day weekend and every 3 months there is at least a week off. Next, we instituted date nights again. When we have a payday, I go out and get 4 prepaid tickets to our local movie theater at Costco and 2 restaurant gift cards. That makes for two dinners out and two movies a month..... preplanned and prepaid for!! We are also going to get season passes for one of our local live theaters for extra fun.
So what is your word of the year and how are you going about making it happen?