Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Word of the Year

Yes, you read that right..."me."
And before you start judging me, I mean this in the most un-self-centered way.
More on "me" in a minute...

Last year, my word was "simplify" and really, "me" is just another way of going about "simplify."
So how did the whole simplify thing work out?
Did my life change drastically?
But did I think about this word often and did it play into decisions I made?

One of the biggest being that I set aside my little Wild Pony "business" for a while.
Wild Pony was going good, I had more orders than I could keep up with and there in lies the problem. 
I had more orders than I could keep up with.
I have missed Wild Pony at times, but I haven't missed the feeling that I always need to be in the sewing room.

Other very little simple things were done.
Simple decisions like taking something from the bakery instead of making something homemade; buying a cute gift, handmade by someone else, for a baby gift.

I had convinced myself that people expected all of these things from me, when really, I don't even think they noticed. 
I was trying to be superwoman for no one other than myself.

So...back to "me."
What do I mean when I say that "me" is my word for 2015?
Well, I mean it in the most unselfish way.
I mean that I want to take a few minutes for me each day so that I can be the best me to take care of those that I love the best that I can.

When I say I want to take care of me, the one thing that is at the top of my mind:  I want to wash my face and brush my teeth every single night before I go to bed.
You just said to yourself, um well Emily, shouldn't you be doing this already.
Yes, yes I should.
But I don't.
By the time we get the kids to sleep, usually I'm exhausted and I just fall into bed without doing either.
Gross, I know.
{Totally gross.  Can we still be friends?}

So last night as I was telling Justin that this was one of my things, next thing I know, T is wiping my face down with a baby wipe.
"Just helping out, Mom."
Thanks, but not exactly what I had in mind.
So from now on, early on in the evening, I wash my face and brush my teeth.

Other things of course include eating better, drinking more water, exercising more...all of those things that help ME feel better...and in return be a better wife, mama, daughter, friend, co-worker.

But at the top of the list of becoming a better me, is He.
So, that leads me to my verse of the year:
"He must become greater; I must become less."  John 3:30
Needs no explanation, does it.

With that verse at top of mind heart, 2015 is going to be spectacular!


Nicole said...

I totally get the 'Me' word. I struggle too. But in my mind I know how important it is to me and my family. If I would just take a little time for me, I would have a lot more positive to give to others. I wish you the best in working on a little 'me time' this year! Happy New Year!

Tanya said...

Love you word for the year and love the verse you chose. You've got to take care of yourself so you can take care of the family. Happy New Year!