I want my Word of the Year to be sparkly. I have to keep this word for the whole year, so it needs to be a special word. A word like INSPIRE, or CREATE, or BEAUTY. A word that is AWESOME.
I came up with SCHEDULE.
“Schedule” is not a very exciting word. It speaks of boring predictability and routine. This word is not exactly what I was aiming for. Don’t forget, I also want to write a poem with my word.
Screen time limit
Have a meal plan
Do the dishes daily
Utilize time wisely
Laundry: one load daily
Eat less and snack healthy
Does this poem do justice to my word? It definitely contains the type of tasks I think about when I hear the word “schedule.” And I really feel like I need a schedule. Here I am, at 9:00 on Thursday night, writing my Spin Cycle post for tomorrow morning when I could have written it earlier this week. I’m a chronic procrastinator. I never decide what to make for dinner until it’s almost dinner time, I wear my black pants to church because I forget about shaving my legs until half an hour before we’re supposed to leave, and I run out to buy milk when the jug in the fridge is completely empty.
I spend time I could be writing on social media. When I am on social media, I am just lurking and don’t actually post anything or promote my blog. I check my email five minutes after I just checked it, and guess what? There’s no new mail.
I need a schedule.
But I also need to be inspired. I need more than a schedule. How can I make the word “schedule” sparkle?
Stop and listen to my children more
Cherish the ones I love
Have hope for the future
Do tasks as they come, without worry
Use my faith in God above all else
Love my husband with all my heart
Escape in a good book every so often
If I combine the two poems, the practical schedule with the inspiring schedule, maybe this year will be just right!
What are your goals for this year?
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