Normally I dread snow days. They usually span more than a day and often the roads are a mess for many days. But yesterday I started looking forward to the possibility of getting that “School is cancelled” message. Sure enough, when I woke up to a house without power at 5:20 am, I saw the message on my phone. Yippee! Except most of my snow days plans required electricity. Fortunately the power came on about 6am. Phew.
In between working from home on my computer, I have also found time to play. I inventoried my knitting needles and did some cooking and meal planning. I even did some long neglected cleaning. And I came up with an idea for documenting my 2019 word. I copied my blog posts into a word document and printed them. Now I can cut them down and slip them into some 6×8 page protectors. I haven’t done a full year album for my one little word in quite a few years but I do have a few pages for each of my words. With the monthly blog check-in this year, I have monthly documentation of how REST was showing up in my life.
And now it’s time for a walk in the snow and then a cuppa and some reading.
My journey with this word, REST, began in October 2018 when I read Rhythms of Rest. I didn’t know right away that REST would be my word for 2019, I just knew I needed more rest in my life. It has been a good word. Not one that has resulted in scrapbook pages but one that has helped me begin to balance the rhythms of work, play, and rest.
Last month I came upon this list of ideas that has given me new ways of inviting REST into my life. This is a word that I hope will continue to show up in my life.
My new word has already begun to show up. I will be back next week to write more about it. I am not planning to continue a monthly link-up in 2020 but I look forward to Reading what words you have chosen (or words that have chosen you!).
Thanks for coming along on this rest-filled adventure with me.
This month, rest has been about setting aside some things and making space in my days to unwind and ignore the buzz of keeping busy. As we head into the last few months of this year, I am thinking about how to keep that space open for a rest that renews.
How has your word been showing up? Are you starting to think about a new word for 2020? If you wrote about your word, add your link here. Or share your thoughts in the comments.
And thanks for stopping by.
I’ve been walking with this word for nine months and I still find myself needing reminders to stop, take a deep breath, and rest. Such a balancing act.
How is your word showing up in your life these days?
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