The word of the year is something that is popping up now and then. The word of the year is when you pick up one or more words and and work on it in different aspects, whether it is the personal or professional front. I have read enough posts on how bloggers are focussing on these word(s) and incorporating it in their life.
I came across many words – nurture, trust, believe, love, blessed, determined and more. I was not very sure of the word that I wanted to pick. I sat and thought about how certain events unfolded in my life. Last year was something that changed me as a person. In the professional front, I took the leap thanks to Swapna, the mom behind the TheMomViews blog and I have been working on the workbook by Leonie Dawson. It has given me amazing clarity, not life-changing, but it set me to think what I wanted to do with my life and business by setting realistic goals that I felt I could achieve.
One thing led to another and before I knew it I was writing down things that were deep rooted in my heart, things I had never shared, aspirations I wanted to meet but was too chicken to even try them. When I sat to write down everything, I realised that the three things I was lacking in were faith, confidence and trust. When you have no faith and trust in your abilities and yourself, you are stuck in that rut. You want to do many things, but are just too scared to get out of the comfort zone and actually give it a try and better still, slog that backside to make your dreams work.
Every time I looked at what I wrote and what I wanted to do, three words were right there staring at me – faith, confidence and trust. I knew that these had to be my words that I wanted to focus on for 2014. But I wanted to choose just one and not master it completely, but work around a way that would help me better my thoughts and abilities around it. And the word I chose was faith.
Why faith? I realised that with this accomplished, everything else just about fell in place. So how have I decided to work on this word in the various steps of my life?
Professionally I have decided to take the leap of faith and believe in myself. This is keeping the faith in my decisions when I approach or reject people I want to work with. Two years ago, those vouchers that brands flashed at me looked inviting. Not anymore. I realise there is more to work that just vouchers. I am going to build up faith that my work will speak for itself. I have the faith that professionally I will be able to sort my work priorities and work towards the goals I have set.
Personally I want to have the faith that I am being a good parent. I won’t be swayed by instances that make me question my role as a mom and a parent. I will work on having the faith that I am a good parent, manifest the positive thoughts and be there for the kids completely. I will also have faith in myself as a person and I will succeed in the life goals that I have set.
I did not realize that my blogging can be my career. This year I will build on the faith that I can make it into a business and will work on that completely and whole-heartedly. I see the start already and it won’t be long before I can actually make this work for me, my way. I will have faith not just in my abilities, but in the abilities of others too.
Faith to be an awesome parent
Faith to believe in my abilities
Faith to believe in myself
Faith to be happy
Faith to succeed
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