accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.“besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology”
synonyms: welcome, welcome with open arms, accept, take up, take to one’s heart, adopt; More
I’ve never chosen a word to define how I would approach my New Year before. I’ve always picked on a few resolutions that I thought I could maintain throughout the year but they usually fall to the wayside soon after or at least by mid-year.
So this year at the beginning of 2015 I have chosen “Embrace” as defined above.
For me I will start this year with an embrace to change both physical and psychological parts of me. And by change I mean to handle differently. I will work on embracing my body and health as they are, I am 51 and with that things are different then I was when I was 31. In embracing who I am I will also embrace new ways to take care of myself both in eating habits and getting off the couch.
I want to embrace ALL the relationships in my life with my husband, my girls and other family and friends. Sometimes these relationships are taken for granted and I want to look through and keep the healthy happy relationships. I want to both physically embrace these people in my life as well as support who they are in my life.
From a parenting perspective I want to embrace the milestones and changes that each of our girls are experiencing. Embrace their new selves and work with embracing who they are becoming. I need to embrace these changes and challenge myself to change my parenting style to fit who they are becoming.
I want to embrace our lives together in both a BIG HUG and support who we all are.
I think this is a good challenge for me in these pivotal years of my girls as preadolescent and me as I make my ways through menopause.
I will check in on myself here from time to time to see how in line to my word of the year I am. I do after all have 365 days to embrace my word!
Have you chosen a word for yourself for 2015? Please share if you have.