Happy New Year Friends! Do you come up with ‘one little word’ for the new year, instead of a bunch of goals too?
I have a hard time letting go of my word for the year, when it is time for a new one. This one little tradition of coming up with a word for the year has been woven into my life for years. I can look back on each year and see that year’s word woven through that year’s events as a theme. It’s fun to see how the years build on one another in such a big scoop way.
Going into 2018, I knew we had something with our little art studio that we opened, but the little flame in me was burning out from carrying so many hats. So, I choose CREATE as my word to remember we have power to CREATE the life we love. I pulled back from doing it all. I tried to put people around me who were gifted and found life in areas that were not natural for me. We came up with some standardized systems and methods that helped simplify some of the decision processes. Decision fatigue is no joke.
A small little team took birth at the studio. This team brought me life. I’m still learning and see it’s the constant morphing, being open, and staying humble that is required in leading. I’m up for the challenge and ended 2018 encouraged and filled up more than 2017. I’m better off because of the people around me. It’s because of those journeying with me in the studio’s vision that helped CREATE a life I love.
Life is better with people carrying a part of it. I’m better with a TEAM at work and when my family acts on things together. As sad as it is to say goodbye to CREATE, I’m so excited to embrace TEAM.
To my biggest team player, Matt, I love you. I can’t wait to see how God morphs and weaves this word into our 2019.
Happy new year friends!
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