Shift: One Little Word

Jan 1, 2020

For the past few years I have strayed away from New Year's Resolutions and picked one word to focus on.  This has led to more personal growth than I ever saw with a resolution.

2019 was by no means a rough year; however, each age brings its own set of new challenges.  And 2019 was no different.  I now have an 11 year old and a 9 1/2 year old that have their own interests: volleyball, piano, baking, sewing...
And their own opinions about books, politics, movies, food...
And then there are the hormones...

With their older age has come later bedtimes.  I have found that this means less time for me to complete school work, blog, and create.  Mostly because I am exhausted by that time of the night. 

I try hard to meet the girls needs of playing with friends, indulging in creative ideas they have, providing opportunities for physical activity, weekly family dinners...
I try hard to meet my own needs of yoga, reading, water aerobics, time with friends...

But what I have found out in 2019 is that I am struggling with their shift in age.  My shift from blogging to not blogging.  Creating a lot to not creating much.  Shifting from a huge focus on my career to focusing on families interests.  The list could really go on. 

Basically, I am struggling with the shift in time.  The changes that time brings. I will be 40 this year.  And I want to focus on growing with these shifts in time instead of resisting these shifts in time.

So my word this year...shift.


  1. As always—great reflection and adjusting to life. Shift is a wonderful word. Best wishes to you and your family in 2020!!!!

    1. Thank you so much friend!! And I hope to see you in 2020!


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