I am going to get all serious on you here. Yesterday I stumbled on Chelsea's blog, Life is a Sunset, and read that she was starting a new linkup called Journey Forward. And instead of resolving to change things we aren't happy with about ourselves - instead you select one word that you want to strive to become/do/be. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to participate because I had already committed myself to so much already this year that I didn't think I could handle any more blogspectations.
After some thought I decided that I wanted to participate in this challenge because that's what I want this blog to be about. I want it to reflect my life, my goals, my challenges. I don't just want it to be about my cute cat, my post-wedding-planning depression, or what I cooked for dinner last week. I started this blog to document our first year of marriage. At the time I didn't know what that meant - and to be honest I still don't. But I do know one thing - this blog keeps me accountable and in check. With that - I reviewed my goals and identified a common theme and was able to come up with a word that represents the goals I set for 2012.
As part of the Journey Forward challenge this week we are to define the word with the dictionary definition and then define it ourselves and share what that word means to me. So with that long intro here is the word I selected.
When looking back at my goals for 2012 this is how I define the word create. To create means to grow as a person. To make something. To do something. To remember something. In 2012, I want to create memories. I want to capture those memories through pictures. Through words. I want to create myself as a wife. A friend. A professional. And most importantly as an individual. I want to create things. Sew. Cook. Learn. Craft. Do. Be.
I am hoping that this Journey Forward challenge will keep me inspired as I create my way through 2012.