I've never been any good at setting resolutions for the new year and sticking to them. It's just too much guilt for me to handle when I inevitably break the promise I made to myself within a matter of days - that is not good for the soul! But for the past number of years, inspired by Ali Edwards, I have chosen a word to take with me through the year. Often the word just presents itself and makes sense to me at the time, and in the past when this has happened I've been amazed at how the word I chose has impacted on my life and the choices I've made in that year. In previous years I've chosen enjoy, simplify, create, and family, and those words still resonate loud and clear in my heart and my daily life. This year the word I've chosen is time.Time is something I think about a lot at the moment. I often feel like I don't have enough time to do what I have to or want to do. I feel like time with the boys is precious because it's going so quickly. I feel like I waste a lot of the time I do have doing things that don't add to my life in any meaningful way (I understand that cleaning the house and laundry are meaningful to a degree, but seriously, how much time do I want to spend on those chores?!) In other ways I feel like I'm reclaiming some of my time now that the boys are older and able to do more for themselves. And right now I feel like it is time for me to do something for me. I don't know what that's going to be, although I have a few ideas floating around in my ever busy mind. I sense that there are opportunities out there for me, just waiting for the right time and for me to be ready for them. Perhaps now is the right time and I just need the courage to grasp those opportunities when they come my way! I don't know, but I do know that time is precious, and that I'm going to do my best to use mine wisely this year.And it goes without saying that this little blog will be witness to time spent in numerous ways in 2011 :)