Well, I think I have found my word. "Organize"
I have been thinking about it since I read the blog about this idea yesterday, and I could not think of a word that would describe what I want in life for the next year...... Then today, I had this word, which I realized had been stewing in my brain for awhile now, and it describes exactly what I am craving in my life.
I want to have my sewing room feel like a retreat. An escape. A place of peace and calm. Invigorating. Tidy. Easy to manage. In a word: Organized!
My bedroom: Calm. Peaceful. Not a dumping ground for things without a home. A place where I can light candles at night, read a book, listen to music. Go to bed in an inviting place and wake up in one that is open to the new day!! In a word: Organized.
My house - every room from Kitchen to Laundry, Bathroom to Living rooms - and this included the yard. What do I want?? A place that invites you in and welcomes you. A place where what you are looking for is easy to find, and if need be, easy to replace because you can tell you need something!! A place that is easy to clean, easy to decorate, easy to live in. A place where you feel comfort and love, a place that is your refuge. A place that I can call home and not the 'place I live in'.
If it was organized, would that help? Wouldn't hurt! So yes, that word works here too!!!
My hobbies, my home, my book keeping (or lack there of...!), my collections, my meal planning/freezer meals/baking, food storage, storage of anything, getting things done.... the list could just go on and on...... all benefit from this simple little word.
So my word of the year for 2012 - ORGANIZE!!