No matter what I did, I just couldn’t whittle down all my thoughts and plans and hopes for 2013 into a single word.
So I stopped trying to force it to happen. And the words had been there all long, just waiting for me to stop trying to make them something they are not.
My theme for 2013 is creating space.
Kel gave me this sculpture for Christmas!
Creating space is a phrase that’s been rattling around in my head for several months now. It means many different things to me.
There’s the literal level. I can create space by getting rid of things that no longer fit the life I am living or want to live. I can create some space in my schedule by opting out of activities that really don’t match up to what I really want to be doing.
I can create some space in my life by looking ahead, by tackling the things I know need to be done before they have to be done. I can write blog posts ahead of time, I can plan a little further ahead for the kids’ school, I can schedule the payment for that bill now, so I don’t forget about it until the last minute.
Or I can get really abstract about it: the less I have to worry about things like my health or money, then the more space there is for other things to happen.
The more space I can create, the more new things can come into being.
Which sounds pretty exciting to me!
Did you find a word or a theme for 2013? Will you share it in the comments?