Monday, January 7, 2013

Movement.

Last year I chose a word: Perseverance. My girls were still itty and I was getting the hang of this two babies thing. I've always had a hard time following through, but becoming a mama challenged me in ways I'd never imagined - I HAD to finish certain tasks. Caring for my daughters required a diligence, attentiveness, and a sacrificial attitude that I had never had to muster in such a permanent way. I had to persevere.

This year, my new word is Movement.


My babies are now toddlers, and move they do. A lot. Everywhere. They want to walk, Afton wants to run, and they explore everything. No longer are we hanging out in the recliner nursing for hours on end - it's a quick tank-up and go, and I'm a different kind of tired. I need to switch gears in my mind from rest to move, and I'm ready!

What Movement (hopefully) looks like for me in 2013:

Family & Personal:

- Taking good care of myself physically, mentally and spiritually so that I can keep up with these busy girls and maintain a positive attitude. Maybe this means a yoga class, or maybe this means just a walk every day.

- Finding a house with a backyard out of downtown so we can run around together without having to walk or drive to the park to find grass. It's hard to find rentals in Portland, but we're keeping our eyes open!

- Moving back into church. We've been MIA for the past year and a half, which is normal and typical for new parents, but we feel like it's time to get back into everything wonderful that the community is doing in our city.

Business:

- Movement forward with Umi Sling. I've had a wonderfully encouraging response and am kept busy sewing these beautiful slings, but I want to keep getting the word out about Project Baby Bilum and pack up many more boxes of slings to send to Adriel!

- Keep learning more about running a social enterprise company. I started Umi Sling and then stumbled into the social enterprise world and was overwhelmed, in a good way. It is a whole huge new world to me and I am learning every day about new companies doing incredible things! I've been so inspired by Better Life Bags, Radiant Cosmetics, She Does Justice, and FashionABLE.

Blogging:

- Write from the heart, share what I know and learn, not get too caught up in the "should be doings" and just keep it real.

- Learn how to take awesome blog photos with my new camera!!

That's it so far!

What's your 2013 word, goal, or resolution?







11 comments:

  1. My word for 2013 is gratitude. Appreciating all the blessings I've been given and not taking things for granted.

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    1. Yes, great word! It's easy to lose perspective, especially in our culture. I have one million things to be thankful even on my worst of days. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Mine is peace. I have to choose peace way more often in the chaos.

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    1. I like that. So necessary when raising little ones and just for life in general :)

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  3. Movement is a great word for your season of life! I love your goals!

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  4. Movement is a great word, and I love your goals. Are you guys still thinking about moving east?

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    1. Yes, hopefully! I'm being particular because we want to be in the house for a few years. We won't be buying since Andy is starting our Black Rock, but the nice rental pickings within our desired budget are SLIM.

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  5. I love these goals!! They are inspiring me!

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    1. Thanks Tara! I tried to keep them as simple and "real" as possible, because I'm a terrible, terrible goal keeper! :)

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  6. your girls are so cute. i'm a new follower.

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