One word to focus on for 2018 and I decided to pick ENJOY. And I plan to stay focused and enjoy life in 2018!
You see 2018 could easily turn into a year of stress, frustration and hurry. For us, it is a moving year. After being planted for four years in California close to family we are being sent across the country to the East Coast. Our roots have grown pretty deep and saying goodbye…. Well, it is going to be hard. And I guess I could focus on the bad parts, but instead…
I choose to stay focused and enjoy life.
Because I choose to enjoy the moments I have left here with family and friends.
And I choose to take time to breath of the beautiful clean ocean air.
Finally, I choose to stop, reflect and just take in life as it happens.
In the last few months before moving on to the next assignment sometimes I feel the crunch of doing and seeing it all. We have done a lot. We have made deep connections. And yes, there is still more we would like to do. We will do what we can, but my focus for this year is going to be to enjoy.
Enjoy all the memories to come
And then summer will be here and it will be time for a new adventure. Time to say goodbye to friends and family and head out on a new adventure. And deep down inside of me I could focus on what’s bad. The leaving, the saying goodbye, the starting over.
But instead my focus is changing for this year. Our moving year. Instead of focusing on the things that make me sad. I’m choosing to enjoy the adventure. I’m choosing to enjoy the extra time with my boys and husband as we travel across the country to our new home and new life. And I’m choosing to enjoy the friendships that are to come and holding on to the ones that will inevitable change as life changes.
A Move on the Horizon
Every time we have moved it has taken about six months for me to find my rhythm and new sense of normal. So, I know there will be times of loneliness and struggle. That is what new seasons of life require. A little bit of struggle. A little bit of growing and maybe even a little bit of change. And this process is something akin to grief so I likely won’t enjoy it. But I’m hoping with my focus on the joy instead of the struggle I will come through it stronger and once again well connected.
How will a focus on the word ENJOY affect 2018? I’m not sure, but I’m excited to see what happens when I stay focused and enjoy life.
Have you picked a word for 2018? I’d love to hear what it is and why.