If you’ve been following along for a while you’ll know that I have had a theme word for many years. I’ve had many different words – Build, Forward, Journey, Reclaim, etc.
In 2020, my word was “Reclaim.” I was really proud of this one and was ready to focus and set my intention for the year. I had NO IDEA what the year would have in store. In short, 2020 turn out the way I expected. I don’t think anyone’s 2020 turned out the way they thought it would.
I have to say, though, my word “Reclaim” definitely came to fruition in 2020. It came true in ways that just completely blows my mind.
At the end of 2019 I chose the word “Reclaim” because I wanted to take more control of different aspects of my life. I was a “slave” to my business, and the effects seeped into other parts that it shouldn’t have. I was making less time for things I would normally make a priority – my faith, my marriage, time with family and friends.
Charlie and I had a baby on the way and I didn’t want our son to feel like he was taking a back seat to my work. I wanted my son to see that I had my priorities straight. I wanted to set the right example. So, I set out to reclaim my life.
Boy, was I ever able to reclaim my life last year. I spent more time at home, I started a hobby, and as time went on I knew this was God answering my prayer to reclaim my life.
This year, I’m inspired by the garden I started (more on the garden later). My word for 2021 is “Cultivate.”
I’ve learned so much from gardening. More importantly, I see the definite parallels between gardening and life. This year is going to be a year of cultivating my life. I’m going to prep the soil, sow the seeds, prune the excess leaves, provide nutrition to the buds so that I can reap a large harvest. I’m going to be doing this in the physical garden and in life.
I’m so excited to take you along the journey that will be 2021. I’m sure there will be a lot to learn on the way!