A few years ago I joined the craze of choosing a Word of the Year. It’s kind of a new way of setting goals, you simply choose a new word that helps motivate or inspires you in some way. I love this concept. As I was contemplating and pondering about a new word for the year it got me thinking about what I truly wanted to achieve in my life. At my age (53) and current lifestyle situation (retired) one can find themselves feeling a little less needed, less motivated, stagnant in their learning and creativity. I know I don’t want these things creeping into my daily thoughts or lifestyle, therefore I know I need to keep motivated and continue to seek knowledge and new ideas, in other words I want to “aspire” (to direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something).
I love this definition of aspire, it pretty much states every little motivational word I need in my life.
As with every new beginning it’s always a good idea to start somewhere or with something in mind.
Here’s a few of my aspirations.
*Read or in my case keep on reading (I’ll let you know which new books I purchased at my annual New Year’s day celebration at Kings English bookstore in a future post)
*Enroll in a class, an actual sit down and meet others class. I recently signed up for class at the U of U through Osher learning (get this, you have to be over 50 to join, now I feel my age is worth something).
*Join a snow shoeing club.
*Give at least 10 percent of my time to serving others.
I do realize I will need to continue to renew and and direct my hopes toward achieving things but it’s a good start.
And as stated “When you have in mind a purpose or goal (aspire to great deeds) you have a better chance of doing good deeds.”
What about you, my fellow readers and friends, do you set goals or choose that one little word? I would love to hear about them.
I also began my year with a new pair of glasses, I figured it’s a great way to help see my way a bit more clearly. These oversized fabulous glasses came (gifted) from Firmoo, although I have purchased a few on my own expense and have been ever so happy with every single pair I own. I enjoy switching my glasses to match my outfit style for the day so I do own several pair, therefore I don’t really want to pour out a huge amount of money each time I decide I need (want) an new pair. This company is the perfect solution for this and they constantly update their collection here. If your hesistant about ordering glasses online, don’t be, it’s the best way to go and you can try them on using your computer screen. Firmco is offering a special 50% if you’re interested just click here.
Linking up with the gals for My Refined Style, a great monthly get together for a fashion over 40 linkup party.