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After reading Michelle Haseltine's Blog yesterday, as well as Jaana's Writing Blog, I was inspired to do a little reflecting on how it's going with my One Little Word.
First of all, I'm surprised at how quiet Strong is. I'm also learning that it's not always what I think Strong should be.
When I'm being firmly held and established, being industrious, showing determination, many times it has been with the mundane.
Your husband's working every Saturday in January? Use that time to be industrious around the house, so you don't get too far behind with life. I'm reaping the benefits of my January work now that it is spring break. I'm not having to completely dig out of every room!
It's so cold outside even your dog is protesting? Show some determination and get out of the stretchy flannel pants! Work out. Do some yoga. Take the kids on an outing! This determination certainly did make a challenging winter a little more enjoyable.
My church has been studying The Story this year. I'm learning that I am firmly held and established in faith, a great shift after a couple years of wondering. It has also cemented an already Strong relationship with my husband, as we are studying the same things. It's lead to some great conversations.
And when there was a little burn out right before break and "things" just kept piling up? Being able to recognize things weren't going well and use the same determination to keep going. This too, shall pass.
Now as the year progresses; some ideas for continuing to be strong:
I want to work on being strong physically. More motivation to work hard in this area this time of year. I have a good routine from Aprilish-Late November. From December to March-ish, I tend to avoid working out all together. Now that Spring is arriving, I want to think about how to make that time more physically active, so I can be strong for my family.
Also, I'm looking to spend more time reflecting on my word. Looking at Pinterest, I'm enjoying the creations that people have taken the time to make to reflect on what they are working towards this year. Perhaps later this spring on a weekend, or even in the summer, I would like to do some creating as well.
If you have a OLW, how is it going? What reflections do you have?