On the 17th of January I posted my 'Word for 2018', I started it with good intentions.
That was my word, and I was fully set to be able to put this into action and to be in this rhythm of near perfect organisation.
I didn't anticipate moving house, or take into account how life is still pretty much muddled by being a solo parent and how hard it is to be in a routine when you are essentially a part time parent.
I tried though.
But routine maybe just isn't really for me.
So maybe, Routine being my word for 2018, was more to teach me that my life isn't able to be routine. Isn't all that structured. That I am more of a "take the moment as it comes" and "go with the flow" kind of person and that is the way our life is best suited.
I think I've learnt enough to be able to go into 2019 with a bit of structure, with a knowledge of where we/I should have a routine.
I don't think it's anything that really I would beat myself up about, I definitely think there is a lot more to worry about than whether or not we have a routine.
On reflection, I think there was another word that was quite prominent when it came to my 2018.
And that word is
I feel this year I got a lot more understanding of what I am capable of, and a lot more of an understanding of what and who is around me.
I think it was a good experience to focus on a word for the year, and I've already selected my word for 2019, however I am using the next couple of weeks to make sure that I am settled with that word before I commit to it.
If you want some more information on finding your word for 2019, check out Susannah Conway's website. Not only does she run a lovely course regarding finding your word, but also unravelling your year and other mindful courses.
It's definitely worth a look if you want to look at focussing on yourself and your life for the following year.