Happy New Year!
This is not only my FIRST blog post for the year – but my first in while.
I hope you’ve missed me as much as I’ve missed you.
If you’re wondering why I went ‘incognito’ on you last year — Here is a (brief) explanation: 🙁
In Jan of 2018, while doing a little ‘after Christmas’ organizing for a client I hit myself on the head (pretty hard) and although I immediately felt sick to my stomach…I didn’t realize the extent of what had just happened.
It turns out I had a really bad concussion which, instead of getting better, got progressively worse as the year went on…so, by my b’day in August…I was struggling to put my thoughts and sentences together and I knew the only way to HEAL was to let my brain …REST….completely ... and to do that I needed to quit doing “anything” that required my brain to ‘exercise.’
Walking away from my ‘brand new blog’ (my baby) was hard…but necessary if I wanted to get well.
I don’t want to bore you with all the details…but it was NOT a good place to be.
The Great news is — I’m doing INCREDIBLY well…and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for ME (and for YOU)
And, I will say this — the next time you hear someone say they had/have a ‘concussion’…it’s serious stuff. I honestly had NO IDEA.
Which brings me to how and why I decided to share — My Word for the Year — as my First Blog Post – in a while.
Several years ago I read a book written by Debbie Macomber about how she always chooses a “Word for the Year.” It seemed like a good idea at the time so I decided to choose a word for my year.
The year passed and when I looked back, it appeared nothing significant had happened in my life, as a result of my ‘choosing a word.’
So the next year, I decided to pray about it and ask God to give me a “Word” for the upcoming year. WOW….what a difference it makes when we include Him in our plans.
Then 2018 rolled around…and it was one of the toughest years I’ve ever lived through — mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically — (compares to the hormone imbalance I experienced in my mid 20’s) Simply put…it was just plain HARD (that’s southern talk) and I felt like the Word I had chosen wasn’t applicable to my year — at all!!
As a result…I decided I wouldn’t have a “Word” for this year. But as the end of 2018 neared and 2019 was approaching…the Word “VICTORY” kept coming to my mind over and over.
It seemed to appear everywhere – and to be honest I was starting to get a little excited – ’cause after the year I’d just been through — I could use a little — VICTORY (can I get an Amen)
Are there certain areas of your life where you’d like to experience VICTORY?
Maybe you could use a little Victory in your marriage, family, health or finances? spiritually? How about, in creating a home that feels like a Haven? (that’s the one I want to help you with) 🙂
As we enter 2019 – It’s filled with potential – Opportunities to make a difference – What will you do to make 2019 your best year ever?
My Goal is to be here for you – To Inspire you – To encourage you – as together we create homes that IMPACT the lives of those we love the most.
Here’s to a VICTORIOUS New Year.
BTW…if you choose a Word for the Year – I’d like to hear about it — In the comment section below tell us what your word is — and briefly — why you chose it.
Until next week 🙂