A lot of people choose a theme word of the year. I've never even been tempted to do this...mostly because I doubt my ability to do anything for a year, even living by a theme.
But this morning, I had an apostrophe ("I think you mean epiphany!"). I *do* need a theme this year. Because there's a lot going on in my life at the moment. There's a baby coming. If that was all, it would be enough...but there are also four other kids, and a dog, and a husband, and a house that's still only part unpacked (let alone put together). I have friends and a sister. There are still things I want to do creatively, and in ministry. So, yeah. I need *something* to help me keep all this together.
Seems like it should be more profound. But, if you know me, I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl. I don't really plan. And I can organize just about anyone other than myself. So, this really is a big deal in my world. But, darnit, I'm gonna do my best this year.
And, the best part is that I *know* that if I can organize myself...my home, my kids, my routine...that the rest of what I want to accomplish will fall into place. I can be the person that I need to be, to all the different people who need me, if I can get my own poop in a group (so to speak). And I can be creative if my world isn't in such chaos.
Tall order. Baby steps. One bin, one box at a time. It's so easy for me to be overwhelmed. But it's good. And necessary.
So...here's to my word of the year! Let's get ORGANIZED!