Wednesday, January 02, 2008

a new beginning

i have been mulling over my word for the year for the last several days and reflecting upon this last year....okay not too deeply, but enough to figure out that my balance ( was a little skewed this year. i did accomplish that sense of family first that i was wanting, but somewhere along the way i think i forgot to just do stuff for me!! I have not scrapbooked in about a year. I have done some little albums (cheerleading and maddie) but i have not even touched my kids stuff, let alone our disneyland album. although i did watch a lot of tv on dvd (house, lost, smallville, alias) so i have to admit that i did not really achieve an overall balance to my life.

so this new word is vitality. now i feel like i am cheating here a little because as i was thinking of a new word this year..i kept thinking energy, exuberance, get up and go!!! but i could not quite think of the perfect word....until i read ali edwards blog. of course vitality is the word she chose....and i have tried many different words to sum up my feelings for the new year ahead and vitality is what best describes it. so here it is:

noun, plural -ties.
1. exuberant physical strength or mental vigor: a person of great vitality.
2. capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence: the vitality of an institution.
3. power to live or grow: the vitality of a language.
4. vital force or principle

vitality to me means laughter, activity, the ability to live through tough situations, to grow and learn new things everyday. I am really looking forward to this year and living life to the fullest.