I have had a Word of the Year each year since 2010! That's a pretty good run if you ask me. :) Some years have been filled with success and others were not. I've decided I won't have a Word of the Year for 2017. I thought I would. I prayed and pondered.
I tried to force a word just so I'd have one. The best word I could come up with is "Better". Hmph. Not too exciting. Didn't really fulfill what I want and expect for 2017. I think it's just not meant to be for this New Year.
I still have plans and goals in mind. I have lots of things that I hope will improve in the New Year. I'm always setting goals and stretching and reaching for new things (otherwise I get bored!). Honestly though I feel expectant about 2017. There are changes already happening and changes coming. I don't want to get so stuck on my own goals that I miss out on what the Lord has planned for us. I don't want to be so busy sticking to my plans that His plans go unnoticed.
I don't disparage any of you with Words and goals for 2017! In fact...I wish I was one of you! That's my comfort zone. A plan of action. A specific goal to meet. Then it feels a little like I'm in charge. This just isn't the season for that for me though I guess.
So I can't make you any broad promises. I don't know what the blog will look like in 2017. I already shared that I wasn't joining The Schoolhouse Review Crew this year (sob...still sad). I hope to keep writing and sharing with you some.
For now, for this last week of 2016 (feeling a little sense of relief that we've almost made it to the end!), I'm rearranging our school room and praying over our school days for this new semester. We need some renewal. Some fresh perspective. A change of pace.
Where are you at this week? Do you have your Word of the Year or goals locked down? Are you prepping for the New Year and new semester? Do you feel dread or expectation about 2017?