Hello! My name is Heidi and I blog at Honeybear Lane. I usually blog about DIY, crafts, and other things like that but today I want to take a minute to talk a little bit about myself.
I’m not gonna lie, 2014 was one of my most challenging years. We built a new house, my husband got a new, incredibly busy position at work, his mother passed away as well as my grandpa. But summing it up like that doesn’t really touch how stressful all these things were for me. It was crazy!
It was also a great year for me career wise. It was one of the first times when I just kept going without getting too burned out. I got to work with so many amazing brands and bloggers. And I’m proud to say that my success allowed me to contribute a substantial amount to our house down payment. But I was busy with it all, I found myself turning down my kids requests to play with them because I had to work. And each time I felt like a shmuck.
So when Tauni invited a bunch of us bloggers to think about what we wanted to focus on for 2015, and to sum it up in one word, the first word that popped in my head was Love.
In 2015, I want to spend more quality time with my husband and kids. I want to not take on more than I can handle so my schedule is not so booked. I want to take the time to read more books to my kids, to take them on walks or bike rides, and to do activities with them. I want to include them in the activities that I do so they can learn new things. I want to try harder not to criticize but to focus on the good things about my family, what they do right and try not to overreact to the things I don’t like so much. In a word–I want to show more LOVE. And the love also includes patience, time, optimism, compliments.
I feel hopeful for 2015. I think it has the potential to be a good year, a relaxing year. I’m a little nervous about having high expectations, but I’m just going to take it one day at a time. And share a little love each day. What are you going to focus on?
This year I’m going to be doing all kinds of projects in my brand new house! I’d love if you would visit me at my site, see what I’m up to and say hello!
Love is something we could all use—and do—more of. Great choice for 2015! Have you visited Heidi’s site yet? She has the most amazing chevron puff quilt pattern on there right now. Visit her site and take a look!
Have you set a one word goal this year? Share it with us using the hashtag #onewordchallenge on social media. If you’ve shared a message about your one word goal on a blog, please link to it in our introductory post!
One Word Challenge sponsored by Charmed Collections.