Every year about this time I start to ponder what is going to be my touchstone word for the next year. Some of my past words were: health, breathe, focus, and believe. This year I am taking a different tactic. The year ahead is the year of me.
I realize now that my kids are both at school how my life and my perspectives change when they are away. They are not coming first all the time. I am not looking to help them solve problems, make sure they keep on task, or clean and feed them. I only have to think about the two of us most days. Then when they come home it is all back to a focus on them. I am noticing a difference in my mind and body with the shift. It is like putting on a comfortable pair of socks that suddenly itch and feel tight in all the wrong places. It is easy to do but just doesn’t feel right anymore.
So this will be the year of me! What do I want to do? Who do I want to become? Where will this take me? Only time will tell.