Welcome to this months One Little Word Blog Hop! February has gone by in the flurry of unknown. I was busy, but I feel like I didn't get much done. So I'm so glad that I was able to work on the prompt for this months One Little Word.
I've been thinking about my word - Define - quite often. I'm really trying to figure out what defines me and the life I want to live. I have hit many road blocks, mainly because of my own thinking. I worry too much about what other people might think and I worry too much about following the rules and doing things the right way. The problem with that is I don't know who made the rules, so why I'm I following them. I'm questioning many things and trying to work them out. During this journey I have to make sure the rules work for me, but also my family. I can not turn their world upside down, but I can slowly work on changing the way we spend time, money and energy. It's definitely a long process. But I know it will be worth it in the end.
This months prompts to photograph your word was not easy. How to you take photos of define?? I looked at what areas of my life I need to define or change. From there I tried to find something that would represent that area. I took all my photos with my iPhone, which I'm in love with. Since the photos come out to be about a 2x2, it was perfect for the little canvases. I typed the main area of focus before printing and then I added some walnut stain and wrote something about the area of focus to help me work on that theme.
Here's a quick description of each card:
Organize: Create work flows to get more done. I use work flows for different areas of work, but I never really applied them to things in my home life. I want to see if creating some work flows at home will help me achieve more in less time.
Spirit: Acknowledge and Feed. I'm not sure how I'm going to do this. I'm not a huge spiritual person, but I feel a lose in that area. I need to explore some different ways of being more spiritual, whether thru prayer, mediation or reflection, I'm not sure on that yet.
Family: Spend more time. I should put quality time. We are so busy and running around that we don't spend enough time just being together. I want to start having Sunday morning outings, like walks or bike rides to incorporate time together with exercise and nature.
Simplify: Want Less. Be More. I love the idea of having less. Less to clean and sort and organize. I want to do more, not have more.
Nutrition: Fuel my body with REAL food. This is something I've been doing for years, but lately I haven't been great about planning our meals. I'm going to start meal planning again and want to start teaching my boys more about cooking.
Routine: Create a flow for my day. This works with Organize. I created a morning routine for me and so far I love it but it's still not a habit. I picked 5 things that energize me and start my day off right. I do this things before anything else. Drink glass of water, exercise, shower, Cup of Coffee, Create To Do list for day. I'm working on my evening routine next.
Design: Feed my desire to learn more. I realized I'm spending my time doing things I don't really enjoy. I want to work on my love of photography, design and art.
Balance: Don't empty on tank... This is a reminder to me to not deplete myself. If I don't take care of Mom then no one is happy.
Health: Take care of myself. I want to get stronger and healthier this year.
So that is how I'm defining DEFINE in photos. I almost forgot about the large photo for the opening page. So I did something I normally would not do. I took a photo of me right at this moment. No shower, No make-up, Just me. I'm actually surprised because I don't mind the picture. I think all those self-portraits are making me kinder to myself.
The quote on the photo reads: It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot.
Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop on the blog hop is over at Veronica's blog. If you get lost here is a list of all the blog hop participants.
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Melissa C www.smudgetime.com
Monica B http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/ <----YOU ARE HERE
Heidi D http://mommy.heidimdavis.com/
Jen R http://jenritchie.com
Missus W http://www.mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Dawn G www.sunshineandcreativity.com
Orange Gearle orangegearle.blogspot.com