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Today I want to share my One Little Word for the year. Last year my word was "simplify" and I definitely thought about it all year but I don't know if I did that great of a job of simplifying my life.
This year, I decided to choose the word "patience". Patience seems like it can apply to a lot of situations for different reasons. My thinking when it came to picking the word "patience" though was in focusing about how overwhelmed I can get by how much I want things to happen or how quickly I want things to get done. I often wish I was able to accomplish things more quickly or I continuously think about reaching my goals and want to get to them as soon as possible. While I think it's important to continue to strive to accomplish my goals, I recognize more and more lately how important it is to not stress myself out by focusing too much on getting things done. I keep reminding myself that every little baby step towards a bigger goal still counts as a win.
I hope that the word "patience" helps me stop, take a deep breath, and know that everything will happen in it's own time. What I can do is simply keep on plugging away and doing my best and hoping that eventually it will all pay off...and at knowing if it doesn't, I enjoyed the experience and did my best.