So...I haven't been blogging, but I guess you already knew that since you haven't seen Seams Inspired in your Feed, Reader, or Email Inbox. I think I'm all blogged out...at least, for now. I simply have no words or desire to blog these days. I've felt this pressing need to get more and more away from my computer. And then I start to feel guilty about letting down readers and friends. And then I heap more guilt upon myself for not taking time to respond to your lovely comments.
For weeks (well, more like several days in reality) I've been thinking about my One Word for 2013. My word for 2012 was CELEBRATE, and I truly tried to make each day count...celebrate the small milestones and the big events alike. For the most part, I think I did. But for 2013...well, I just haven't been able to land on a word to define how I want to spend my year. Until the wee hours of last night, I had not one inkling.
I awoke in the middle of the night, thoughts all jumbled from too-little sleep, and began fretting about my OneWord. Why couldn't I think of a word? Why wasn't this easy? Why did I even care? See all the 'I's in these questions? :) After thinking and fretting, I began praying.
"Lord, just give me a word. One that I can focus on this year. I don't care what it is at this point. If You'll just give me that OneWord, I'll follow it...no matter how crazy it sounds to me or others. Just give me a word I know is from You and how You want me to live this year."
Holy Frijoles, friends! I think I prayed too well and too hard. Because when my OneWord came to the forefront of my mind like a neon sign...I kinda tried to dismiss it. I thought, 'There is NO WAY this can be my word!' And then I felt His gentle nudge and whisper, 'Yes. This is your OneWord.'
In this word, I plan to ABANDON the blog, ABANDON social media, and ABANDON the 'need' to stay connected to my computer for hours. It consumed me this year, more than I've cared to admit. I need to rein it in with how I'm spending my time.
In my OneWord for 2013, I plan to follow His will and pursue Him with wild ABANDON.
I'm excited. I'm scared. I'm kinda nauseous about it. And I hope you'll understand that I won't be posting often or maybe not even at all. Don't judge me too harshly, for I may fall down in failure quite a bit this year. And don't think I've had a sip of the Kool-Aid and becoming some pious, self-righteous religious wingnut. I'm not. Pinky Promise. :)
I'm simply going to follow my heart and His whisper...and see where it takes me this year.
What is your OneWord for 2013?
Happy New Year, dear friends!