Oh my goodness I really, truly suck at blogging. I’ve been ever so slack over the holidays but hey what do you expect? It’s not like I have a great track record for regular blog posts or anything. :)
So I had a lovely break over Christmas hanging out with all of my extended family. Trips to the beach, drinks with old friends and WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY too much food.
I’m kicking off 2012 by jumping on a couple of bandwagons. The first is to hopefully get rid of the extra pounds that snuck up on me over Xmas by having a crack at The Dukan Diet. So far so good. The weight seems to be melting off (did I mention I’m only on day 2 though hehehehe) and I’m enjoying eating some different stuff for a change. As my BFF would say “DUKAN DO IT”. :)
The next bandwagon is to choose a ‘word’ for 2012. All the cool kids are doing it you know.
At first I just came up with silly ones like ‘Chastise’ (my youngest is about to hit the terrible 2′s) or ‘Expand’ (based on the size of my arse after all that xmas food) but then I really started thinking about it. Soon I found myself to be so ridiculously spiritual and new age that I was even making myself sick. So I decided maybe choosing a ‘word’ was not for me after all.
But then it hit me out of nowhere. My ‘word’ (yes it has to be in quotation marks every single time apparently) had appeared to me like an apparition. Like an angel whispered it in my ear from above. Well not really I’m just being dramatic I was actually just pushing a shopping trolley around the supermarket but you get the idea.
So do you wanna know what it is then?
My ‘word’ for 2012 is ‘EMBRACE’.
Shall I explain. Ok then, I’ll try.
There are a few reasons this is perfect for me and I think if I can embrace ‘embrace’ (see what I did there) 2012 will be my year.
I think of it as a chance to just step back and relax about the small stuff a little. Embrace the fact that the house isn’t always clean, that the kids are not always well behaved, that I am not always going to please everyone. Instead of stressing about these things I need to just embrace and accept that it will be OK. I just need to remove the worry a bit and know that everything will work out just as it is supposed to and embrace life instead of picking on myself for all I don’t get right.
I also will be applying the word ‘embrace’ to my love of creating. I plan to embrace and explore this art thing a bit more in 2012 starting with Life Book. I have signed up for the adventure already and am ready to get into it. 12 months of art classes = awesome.
The other part of the story is to actually physically embrace people. I’ve always been the person that kind of stands back and feels weird when people try to kiss or hug me. I’m more likely to quickly stick out my hand for a handshake if I feel a kiss/hug is coming my way. I think this puts people off a bit and I’m quite sure I come across as a bit of an ice queen because of it. So this year I’m going to get all loved up and embrace embracing people. :) So if you see me in the street don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Ok well that’s about it for now. I will leave you with a little photo of my son Eden and I. He woke up mega early one morning last week but instead of feeling cranky about being rudely interrupted during my much needed beauty sleep, I tried to embrace the moment. I chose to have a bit of fun doing self portraits with him on my phone while the rest of the house had a big sleep in. We had a lot of fun.
I’m a bit sorry I ‘embraced’ the no make up look though. Mmmmm. At least I still shared it. Something I so wouldn’t have done way back in 2011. Embracing all over the place I am. :)