This week's Diva challenge asked us to think about one word for the year. This word can be a motto, inspiration, or focus.
I thought about where I'm at in my life and what I'm looking forward to in the near future. I have had a lot of changes recently, including leaving my job, and I'm still happily adjusting to my new life.
My word for 2014 will be:
I choose to embrace my life, my new adventure, and everything that comes along with it.
One of the reasons I left my job was to be happier, healthier, and to be able to live each day with the Zentangle mindset. I am embracing my choice and my efforts toward a more mindful life with less stress. I truly believe the Zentangle motto that "Anything is possible, one stroke at a time," and I embrace living positively and reducing the negativity in my immediate world.
I embrace my loved ones often, now that I have more time to do so. I am approaching each new day I have with my daughter with excitement, energy, and the knowledge that each second with her is precious. Okay, maybe the frustrating ones aren't always as high on that list, but I still treasure even those and our time together. We are both happier, and I know that my being less stressed is helping my entire family.
I will embrace laughter, fun, and spending time with the people who mean the most to me. I had been too busy and sometimes forgot to enjoy the little things.
I embrace my art, although sometimes I let the craziness of the world interfere with my passion for creating. My New Year's resolution is going well; I am embracing a challenge to create art each day. I love this challenge and the fact that I have given myself an assignment that inspires and motivates me.
For this challenge, I trusted myself to play with my lettering and a single pattern--Mooka. In the past, Mooka posed a challenge for me; now it's one of my favorite patterns! I embrace my art for what it is.
I embrace a healthy lifestyle. In the last year, I have lost thirty pounds by changing my entire diet. I am calmer due to my regular Zentangle practice, eating differently, and reducing the stress in my life. I will continue to devote my energy to these things that have made me successful and a better person.
I embrace myself and my ability to truly be the person I want and deserve to be. I am happy, and I embrace the understanding that that is a wonderful thing.
What is your word, motto, or guiding force for 2014?