Every year I read about the resolutions people make at the beginning of the new year. I'm going to exercise more, make gourmet lunches for my kids, be a better wife, etc. I've always thought those to be a bit lofty, wordy, and vague.
A couple of years ago I decided to make my resolution as one word. Last year it was "balance". For the better part of the year I blew it. Totally tanked, epic fail. Until the past few months when I finally quit a job that wasn't healthy for me. I thought it was what I was supposed to be doing with my time and talent, but like most of the things I think are right were really wrong. G-d is funny that way, huh? Turns out that I was way off the mark as to where my time and talents belonged. Instead of a classroom, they belonged in a workshop covered in sanding dust and paint, creating and designing, taking old things and making them beautiful again.
In the past few months I have mastered the art of "balance". Family first, being a better wife, being more present for my kids, spending more time with my mom and dad, taking care of my health issues, and being creative. The result is that I have found my happy.
This year's word is "best". I want to be the best version of myself. I am optimistic that 2013 will bring just that.
What one word resolution would you make?