Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her dog a bone.
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare
So the poor dog had none.
So why would I pick this “sad” word for my word of the year?
The past two years I selected words that defined what I wanted for that year. In 2012 I chose “Reclaim”, because I wanted to reclaim my home, my schedule, my health, etc. In 2013 I chose “Complete”, because I am very bad about starting something then not finishing (Isn’t that one of the symptoms of ADD?). They both started out fine, but eroded over time leaving me back where I started. Very depressing.
Then I had an epiphany!
Before I could “reclaim” or “complete” anything, I needed to empty out the things that were in the way. You cannot organize the clothes in your closet if it is full of things you cannot or will not wear. You cannot get out the sewing machine or craft supplies to finish all those projects you have started if there is nowhere to put it. You cannot maintain a blog or do anything else if you do not have time in your schedule. You have to make room first.
By “emptying” the objects, activities, thoughts, and habits which are cluttering my life, I should be able to begin “reclaiming” my life and “completing” what I start.
Over the next 12 months I will be striving to post weekly with reports on my progress.
* I intended to post this New Year's Day, but due to travel I didn't get it done. I guess that is just another example of needing to "empty" my schedule.