Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Word of the Year

Happy New Year friends! Boy am I ready for 2018. Don't get me wrong, I had much to be thankful for in 2017. We kicked the year off with a big party for my awesome dad's 80th birthday, hubby and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a California baseball trip, there were family weddings, babies to celebrate, trips to awesome places and wonderful things to create. But the year ended on a difficult note for me, with surgeries, complications and frustration. I'm ready for healing and a new beginning! Who's with me?

My word for 2018 came to me a couple of months ago. At that time, a big international trip was planned for this coming summer and I was beyond excited. More on that at a later date, as the trip has been tabled for now. Maybe 2019? I'm hopeful. But still, the word remains!
Already my journey for 2018 looks different than I had planned but that's ok. God has things planned for me and I will stretch (literally! Ha!) and grow in ways I never knew were possible. I plan to finish 2018 stronger than I've ever been.

Oh, and there are still plenty of trips planned which will be part of my journey! Beginning with Quiltcon next month. I'm really looking forward to that!

I don't really do "resolutions" but I do have a couple of sewing goals for the coming year:

1) Expand my handmade wardrobe and try some new garment patterns. 
2) Experiment more with improv quilting.

Do you have any big plans for the new year? Do you choose a word? Do share!


Maria said...

Even though I don't have a word "Journey" is a good word Ellyn... I think we all go on all sorts of journeys I'll start the year off with our GGSs 1st birthday 🎉 on our 47th anniversary on Friday, then the next week it's off to the big smoke to celebrate Zoë 's ( our youngest GD) 18th Birthday . After that I am looking forward to some quiet time after a very busy few months.....

Plan to tidy the Cave , get rid of any long term projects I know I'll never finish and then make a UFO list to work on...

Ondrea said...

I have always used that word as life is a journey and it is so appropriate. May this year bring you an abundance of all good things.

Melissa said...

It sounds like 2017 was a great year . . .until the end. I do hope you continue to heal & build your strength as you JOURNEY through 2018! My word this year is FRESH & shared some about it on my blog a couple of days ago.

Maybe we can find time to JOURNEY on an INSPIRATION outing or two this year?

Debbie said...

Hope your journey takes you places that delight you!