Our April prompt for One Little Word was to write a letter to ourselves about where we are right now with our word. What's working, what's not working, and where we'd like to be a year from now. Since I'd taken this class last year, it was nice to read that letter again and see how things have changed. I feel like I am in a pretty good place now.
Does this sound like a tangent? The reason why I'm writing all of this is because, had I chose focus or less as my One Little Word 5 years ago (or 5 years from now for that matter), I probably would have chosen them for different reasons. What is important to me right now, on Wednesday April 25, 2012, is quite a bit different than it was 5 years ago. If Mark and I wanted ice cream for dinner back then, we'd do it without much regret. Now, making sure I'm providing my family balanced meals (and that the kids are eating most of it) is what's important to me. I'd be willing to bet that many of you are in a stage in your life that is very different than it was 5 years ago, or even last year.
My days are full - my kids keep me busy + I have plenty to do, but right now I feel less rushed about it. I am trying to make better decisions about how I spend my time and I'm working on doing one thing at a time. This thought is seriously working for me. When something or someone needs my attention, I take care of it as soon as I can. I also feel like I have gained more 'me time' - scrapbooking, reading + even a little side business. What mama doesn't love her 'me time'?
This is where I left off in March. Inside my mini is a small 4 bar envelope that I tucked my type-written letter into. On the front is a photo of me, from behind. The colors were crazy so I printed it in black and white.