You know how they say that you don’t find things they find you. Well, that could be said for my word of the year this year. This word was easy for me this year because God laid it on my heart right around the beginning of November. I was spending the day with my dear friend, Emily. I had asked her if she wanted to go with me to a nearby town to check out a few stores we don’t have here in Goldsboro, and she said sure.
One of those stores was Hobby Lobby. But soon, I won’t be able to say that because one will be opening here in Goldsboro before too long. While we took our time browsing through the aisles, I found several things I wanted for the Blog cabin, but it wasn’t until we were finishing up our shopping that I saw a sign. And by sign, yes a literal sign- the simple word – CREATE on it.
That metal Create sign is above the door of my Blog cabin. I see it every time I sit at my desk to answer emails, write or just to look at the window and daydream.
What exactly does create mean and why is it my word of the year?
According to Webster dictionary, Create means to
- bring something into existence
- to cause something to happen as a result of one’s actions
- to invest with a new form or office
- to produce through imaginative skill
- to design
I have found that I am happiest when I am creating things. I love to craft but find that I get so bogged down in the details of everyday life that I just am not able to get past that and do what my heart desires and that is to create.
Creating means so much more to me since I built my little oasis away from the daily life and clutter ( who I am kidding the mess) that is my house. But I also want to be able to create space in the busyness of my life to not only spend time with friends, my family, and God.
I have learned that throughout the years I need to create time for what is important to me, and sometimes I tend to devalue the time that I need to create focusing on self- care. I don’t think that being sick since the day after Christmas in one way or another and I am still battling something now as I write this post, that God is telling me this is going to be a year that creates a way and time to do what I need to do to make sure that I am happy and healthy- after all my daughter’s wedding in August will be here before I know it.
Along with creating time for self-care, I learned that I need to create opportunities, ie, apply for opportunities that I want to do with the blog. If you are a follower on Instagram, you know I spent one-day last week working on a vision board for 2019- a post will be coming soon about that.
So my word for this year is CREATE! Tell me what word do you choose to define your 2019.