The QuiltArt list has been discussing "the word" that best describes what people want to accomplish/focus on for the year. There have been some great words. My friend Sherry Boram choose "edit" which I like a lot. Other words have been prioritize, do (popular), work, patience, dance, experiment, etc. Try as I might I cannot decide on just one word. I did come up with three--release, regain, rejoice. I'm calling them my "three r's."
I want to continue releasing. The cleaning out of unnecessary things in my life is making me feel incredible! The energy in my home has changed. The feelings I have about myself are improving.
I want to regain my creativity and time for myself. At the end of the month, I will no longer be involved with the Alliance for American Quilts and its oral history project Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories. I'm going to continue to say "no" when I don't want to do something. It gets easier and easier.
I want to rejoice in my accomplishments. I want to be happy.
I have been working to get to this place in my life for years. I try hard to embrace process and I have to say that I am feeling like I just might be getting to a finish line with some things. Life is good!