I’m a little late in sharing my 2017 Word of the Year. I even debated whether I should share it or even pick one this year. I started thinking about my 2016 Word of the Year and how I felt like I really hadn’t done a very good job in incorporating that word into my life.
2016 is a bit of a wild blur for me and I was feeling like I really didn’t accomplish much of what I had hope to do in regards to my Word of the Year, Create.
2016 started off a little rough for me with the unexpected death of my father. My son was married about a month later and it was a wonderful and joyous occasion but very busy time. My daughter and I decided to start a new business together which was fun, exciting and a little scary all at the same time and then I accepted the opportunity to write a cookbook during the last quarter of the year. This took a tremendous amount of my time and energy and brought along with it a lot of fears and anxiety as to whether I could really do it or not!!
I decided though that instead of focusing on all the things I didn’t accomplish like creating space in my home by getting it more organized (it actually got more disorganized), creating art by taking a watercolor and calligraphy class (neither of which happened), creating quiet in my life (I think I just ended up creating more noise!), I decided to focus on the things I did create this past year.
I helped create, along with my siblings, a beautiful and meaningful tribute to my father at his memorial service.
My daughter and I created and kicked off a new company and product line. If you haven’t visited our store, 42 & Pine I’d love you to!
I created 100 new recipes for my cookbook which will be released later next year!
So even though I didn’t really create some of the things I set out to create, I did accomplish and create something.
So after a lot of thought, prayer and thinking about it, I did pick a 2017 Word of the Year.
My word is Thoughtfulness
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