Saturday Musings: Word for the New Year 2022

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.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    Yay! This is a good plan! I hope you have a great year ahead!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! You too.

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  2. Human Being says:

    Awesome

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.

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  3. Saturday Musings: Word for the New Year 2022 On Saturday, December 11, 2021, What’s for Dinner Moms? wrote:

    > koolaidmoms posted: ” 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 ” >

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  4. Pat Grattan says:

    Self care is so important. It’s not selfish, it’s a necessary tool to be better at everything else we do in life. Good luck, Marci, and thanks for giving me something else to think about for myself.

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  5. Erika says:

    It is such an interesting development that happens in us when the kids reach a certain age and have to take responsibility for themselves. It was always a big relief with each of the three when that moment comes. Now, they are responsible, not me anymore. We can and will support but what they do is up to them since they are the ones to deal with the consequences. Enjoy the newfound freedom, Marcy.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much sweet Erika!

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      1. Erika says:

        You are very welcome, Marci ☺️

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