Layla over at The Lettered Cottage gave everyone a word challenge for the year. Figure out what word you will use as inspiration or motivation for the year. I wasn't sure I could come up with a single word that I would find relevant for me but then I look back at some of my new years resolutions in this earlier post and this word jumped out: Commitment.
Its pretty self explanatory. This year I want to make sure that I commit to the things that I set my mind to.
1) staying healthy!- We all know that working out and eating healthy is important but it is not always easy. I have started getting back into eating healthy but working out is moving a little slower. I need to commit to making a conscious effort of eating healthy and if I can't go to the gym, I should at least be doing some sort of workout like a hike or something. It will be good to get in a routine now before Tim and I decide to start a family. That way we can all be one healthy family. :)
2) Getting Projects done: Tim and I have lived in our house for over a year and a half. Don't get me wrong, we have done some great things to our house like building a shed, installing a TV above the fireplace and putting in insulation.
I am glad we were able to tackle all of that but there are other projects that we have been talking about since we moved in and we are just stalling. We really want hardwood floors. The carpet in the house is old, used and hard to maintain with our dog. Also there is a room that we haven't even touched yet. It is small but it has access to the deck so besides being a dog room, we are thinking of a library/family room space. I am so excited. This is something that I haven't changed my mind about since I moved in. To give you some idea of what I mean, here are some inspiration photos (from pinterest).
I love the bench underneath the windows and the bookshelves on either side. Or this...
I love the idea of small french doors and the bead board behind the shelves. I know we will slowly make these projects happen but I want to Commit myself to making it happen.
3) The blog- I think I am already making a strong effort in keeping this blog going. I loved that my hubby supports having these memories of our first house and the early years of our marriage. We are very fortunate to have what we have and I think its great to track everything we have been able to accomplish (or at least try to). Committing to this will not be easy all the time but it will be worth it.
4) My marriage- Of course this is really important to me. Tim is my best friend. I have a strong commitment to him already but it is always important to work on it. Tim travels for his job. He is gone a lot. So that is never easy and I am really proud of how we are making an effort to make time for just the two of us when he is home. I am going to commit to enjoying all the time we have together (even if we butt heads!). And I am excited for all the fun we are going to have in the future.
Wow- that kinda felt like a therapy session. haha I'm glad that I wrote it all out so I was accounted for it. And I am really excited for this year to see what we do. If you could think of a word for the year, what would you choose? It wasn't really easy to come up with but I think its going to be great.