2012 - the plans

I like to choose a word for each year, a word that will inspire my actions. I almost went with "preparation" because I feel a lot of things we have planned for this year will help prepare us with the future. In saying that, preparation is going to be constantly on my mind and I don't think I'll need a reminder. I like the idea of the word being a reminder of something I don't manage well by myself! My 2012 word is...

I need more balance in my life. In 2011, I tried to "balance" my life by just throwing myself into everything... uh, yeah, not balance. Balance in 2012 means being selective about I do, throwing my FOMO (fear of missing out) out the window, doing what benefits me and my family and being content and grateful for what I do have.

It's an attitude change and one that I think needs to happen for my personal sanity. I know that certain months will be consumed more by certain aspects of life than others (May = Wedding, October = Teaching) and so I'm doing my intentions in a slightly different way. I have some things that I would like to achieve by the end of the year but the breakdown of my goals will be monthly. Each month I will post seven or so things I would like to achieve in order to help me maintain that balance. Let's see how that goes!

Tomorrow I will post January's intentions - I know we're a week in but I have been working on them already, just haven't had time to post (and you'll understand why when you see one of those intentions!) See you tomorrow with the deets!

What's your word for the year?


  1. Balance sounds like a good idea!

    My word for the year is unfolding
    which to me is about growth, letting go, and getting down to the essence of things.

    I knew I'd found the right word when it made me a little bit scared!

  2. BALANCE is a great word.

    I dunno if I have one for 2012 yet... I dunno... Rebuild? Rediscover?

  3. OOOOH SNAP GIRLFRIEND! I haven't yet posted about my one little word, but mine is Balance too (mixed with another word, but I will save that little surprise for the blog post coming up this week). YAY for BALANCING US in 2012! xx

  4. Balance is a good one. I think we can all do to create a little more balance in our lives.

    I don't know what my word or plans are for this year.

    I think it's 'progress' in a lot of areas. I need to work towards my goals, both travel & saving for the future. I need to work on me, being a better person, calmer, less reactive. I need to work on my self discipline & conscious eating, being mindful of my body's requirements, not just my emotional habits, including exercise and general health.

    I think that's my word for this year. progress