We had a great NYE night ... hung out at a friend's house with other couples and ate, drank and played games. (It's hard to play Taboo while drinking ... but damn funny!) We didn't get home till after 4am - and that to me is a sign of a good night!
So ... have you guys heard about choosing one little word for your year from Ali Edwards? I've done this in the past, and while I may not live with it imprinted on my forehead ... I do find myself remembering my word throughout the year - especially if I feel myself getting discouraged about a situation.
This year my word is embrace.
1 /ɛmˈbreɪs/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [em-breys] Show IPA verb, -braced, -brac⋅ing, noun –verb (used with object)
|1.||to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.|
|2.||to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.|
|3.||to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.|
|4.||to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc.): to embrace Buddhism.|
|5.||to take in with the eye or the mind.|
|6.||to encircle; surround; enclose.|
|7.||to include or contain: An encyclopedia embraces a great number of subjects.|
For me, it's all about definition No. 3 ... to avail oneself. I want to take a more active part in my life. (You're probably thinking um ... duh!) This year was a somewhat hard one. Lots of things that I thought were just a given, weren't. I doubted myself and my abilities - though I vanquished that doubt quickly time and time again. I sometimes felt that my life was just being spent going from one task to another and that I was forgetting to enjoy the process and the moments in between. So for 2010 ... I will embrace the changes that will come into our lives - expected and unexpected. I will embrace new opportunities and go after the ones that I truly want. I will embrace my life. I will find ways to enhance it and stick with the ones that work for me, and change the ones that don't.
Now ... I need to go embrace some cleaning. For whatever reason this year, I want my Christmas decorations away. I usually keep them up longer, but not this year. I actually considered taking everything down on the 26th, but held off. I think it has to do with just wanting all of 2009 to be done and finished.
Later I plan on doing some self-evaluating. Seeing where I am within myself and what I would like to accomplish for myself this year. From unfinished projects to personal goals. That and some quality snuggling time with the hubby. Sounds like a good day to me!