Wednesday, January 9, 2013

One little word.

By now I'm sure you're all familiar with the one little word concept going around. You really should check out her blog, but the general idea is this: Words have the power to move mountains. They can change your mind, your attitude, and ultimately your life. Choose your word or let it find you but once you have it, embrace it. "You live with it. You invite it into you life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities."

I had a hard time finding my word, 9 days late as you can see. There are so many words in the English language, how does one find you? At first, I thought breathe was my word. It kept coming up and it seemed to fit. As a stay at home mom of three young ones, it's important to step away from everyday situations, to take a breathe and revel in the fact that these little miracles are mine. We're only going to experience this once and we're doing it together. Sure, the temper tantrums, the hitting and fighting, the accidents can get frustrating, but those little smiles and I love you's make it worth it. Breathe is not my word, but I will make a conscious effort to let all the good soak in this year.

The word that I kept pushing away is the word I ended up choosing. reclaim. I'm a mommy, I truly believe it's what I was made to do. I never knew I could love anyone as much as I love my kids. You love them in good and in bad, it's unconditional.

But I'm not only a mother. I'm a woman, a ladyfriend, a daughter, make-up fanatic, a sister, a friend, a granddaughter, a cousin, a crafter, a designer, a blogger, an Etsy shop owner, a weightlifter, a nail polish junkie, and so many other things.

Being a mother is important, but it isn't all I am.

I feel like this year, more than in the past four, I've forgotten that. Being a good mother is so important to me that I let all other things fall away.

So 2013, you're mine. It's time to take back control, to work on my relationship with G, to work on friendships new and old, to reclaim an identity outside of being a mother.

Wish me luck! (:
And good luck with your words, I loves reading the stories of how people chose their words.


  1. This is such a great post and I couldn't agree more! Since I've become a mommy I'm always putting myself on the back burner. You chose a great word for this year! I may just have to steal it and post it around our apartment as a reminder to myself :)

  2. I hadn't heard of this one word thing. Interesting, I don't think I could pick juat one little word either! Yours is such a good one though, its so important to not feel confined to one thing but be an individual and yourself in everything.
    Thanks for your kind words on my post today:)