Quick prelude: if you have no idea what’s going on, take one step back & read my New Year’s post from Friday.
So, I’ve found my word. But before I spill the beans, (I know you’re all on the edge of your seats), I thought I’d give Susannah Conway a little plug. Because I’ve really enjoyed the process of finding my word. So much better than a resolution!
Susannah Conway has kindly provided a 5 day free e-course that comes direct to your inbox. ‘Course’ is the wrong word; don’t let it put you off. It only takes about 10 minutes per day. Susannah gives you some quick exercises to focus your mind & help you find your word.
And they work. By day three I pretty much knew what my word would be. It quickly became clear that my 2015 is about three key things:
Happiness – words like ‘light-hearted,’ ‘relaxed,’ ‘love,’ ‘enjoy’ kept coming up throughout my exercises. Whether it’s the Other Half & I finding some us time, or hoping Baby Girl will be happy at nursery, or about life in general; I kept hoping for happiness in some sense.
Together(ness) – From the Other Half & I working as a team as we enter the toddler years (brace position!) to Baby Girl & I’s ‘togetherness’ changing once I head back to work. Perhaps I have a one track mind now I’m a Mama, but us two & us three were pretty much the main subject on my mind.
Energy – Praying for more sleep; or restarting my career after maternity leave; keeping the momentum on the blog; maybe doing a bit of fitness? (Maybe…)
Day three you start to focus on specific words. These three were in my final five. But they weren’t quite right. Conway talks about your word feeling like a gift to wrap around your shoulders for a year. One phrase I’d written on day two kept leaping out at me:
…find our mojo…
Rather than a well fitting shawl, it fit like a pair of Vivienne Westwood heels. Everything that’s a given or that I’m hoping for in 2015 is encapsulated perfectly by MOJO. Last year was about learning & finding my (our) feet. 2015 is about getting my (our) mojo back. And as Baby Girl becomes her own little person, she’ll be finding her’s too.
It has energy, it inspires happiness, it encompasses togetherness – the Other Half & I have found our groove as parents, now it’s time to get back to being a couple.
I’m in the throws of figuring out what to do about work (I got made redundant the week I went on maternity leave, so I need to start from scratch this year) & I don’t just want ‘a job’. I want to do something I truly love, that excites me. Something that I think fulfils my ‘work mojo’, you might say.
The dictionary defines mojo as magical. And when is life not better with a little bit of magic?
So bring it on 2015. Me & my mojo are ready for you.