Thursday, January 9, 2014

Spin Cycle--Word for the Year

Gretchen and Ginny have challenged us to pick a word of the year. Instead of making resolutions, you pick a word that will define the year for you.  As I gave up resolutions a few years back and started making promises to myself, this isn't too much different. Now to chose a word.
There are so many I could choose:
  • fearless
  • adventure
  • happy
  • patient
  • inspiring
  • industrious
  • organized
  • brave
  • confidence
  • balance
  • consistent
  • trust
  • focus
Wow, this is harder than it looks.  Looking at the list the one I think may be the word that speaks to me most is Balance.  I really need to work on having balance in my life.  Nick and I both need to work on this one.

Now Gretchen has challenged us to take our word and make an acrostic poem out of it. I am not at all poetically creative but will give it a shot:

Before I let life get
Away, I must
Learn to
Always find
New ways to not let drudgery take over.
Can I find my fun side?
Even I know all work makes one dull.

OK, maybe not the best effort, but I kind of like it. Balance between the various sides of me is necessary.  After all, all work and no play makes one dull, dull, dull.
I have two very wonderful boys and one fabulous husband, and also a couple of great friends.  I must be proactive about getting together with them more.  It's good for me.

So what will your word be?  You can choose any of the words I listed or have one of your own. Spin it up, link it up.
Gretchen and Ginny Marie, would love to have you!
Second Blooming


  1. Love the word you chose, and the poem to go with it!!

    My word this year would have to be MOTIVATED. To keep going on my current path, to continue improving, to save money, to be more adventurous, to be more efficient... Now as for a poem, that would take more thinking. ;)

  2. Congrats on the winning of Grand Prize

    I have no word at the moment, I need to think about it

  3. I would have to say organize! I really need to work on that side of things

  4. I LOVE your acrostic poem! And I think that balance is one of the hardest things for all of us moms. So true that we need to remember to have fun! It does everybody so much good!

    Thanks for linking with the Spin CYcle!

  5. For not being poetically creative, you wrote a beautiful poem! I love it! I'm still working on my poem. I'm not much of a poet, either. ;)

  6. Beautiful poem to match a great word!

  7. I enjoyed your poem! Balance is a great word for the year, something for all of us to keep in mind.

  8. Just hopped over from Second Blooming. I love you blog. I too am the only female in a household of men so I feel ya sister! I think I will use your word for this week's Spin. Thanks!


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