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Word of the Year – I accepted

Looking back I actually think that I lived my word of the year a lot better this year than I did last year.


It wasn’t always easy, because accepting things we would rather change but I do think I did manage to accept a few things that I have been struggling with.

I accepted that Cameron wants to swim. Three months in and each time he competes it reaffirms that we made the right decision.

I have accepted the uncertainty of our monthly income. I hadn’t realised I had done this until last month when there was a slight hiccup and I didn’t freak out like I would have earlier this year. It is what it is and we are always ok.


I have accepted that I am not ever going to post stuff about how organised I am with pretty printables for “what to pack” or how to meal plan in 2 easy steps. It is not me. I have a system, only I know how it works but it works for me.

I accepted I can’t make lasagne or briyani! Don’t even try to offer me tips – I have tried and tried.


I have accepted I have four kids and that for now, life is all about them. Despite the fact that 3/4 kids were planned, this did take some accepting.

I accepted that David is never going to hang his towel up properly, Cameron is always going to shove stuff under his bed and Kiara will always share her mess joy throughout the house.


I have accepted that dealing with schools is not fun, I don’t think its meant to be but it is something we have to do. So we suck it up and deal.

I have accepted that I am not able to complete a photo challenge, monthly blog prompt or anything else that lasts longer than three days. I just don’t have the attention span, it doesn’t matter how many lists I make or how well I plan.

I have accepted the nature of certain relationships in my life. They are not ideal, they aren’t necessarily what I would choose but they are what they are and I have made peace with that.

Have you lived your word this year? Do you have one for 2015? I hadn’t even thought about it until I was having my underarms waxed and a word popped into my head.




  1. 19 December, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    I have a word, I wrote why last week. It is “awesome”

  2. 20 December, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    I loved reading your word recap! I haven’t even started doing my recap for the year… but I’m still praying about next year’s word.

  3. 21 December, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Oh man! I am WITH you on completing photo/blog challenge things. The last thing I did I lasted all of ten days!

  4. 22 December, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    I think my word for 2015 will be “embrace”, specifically to embrace change.

  5. 5 January, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    Was the word that popped into your head “eina”? hehehe I jest!

    I didn’t have a world for 2014 and honestly I don’t think I will have a word for 2015, I just don’t have the time to work it out for myself… maybe while we’re in Plett I will have the time to breathe and decompress a bit…


  6. MeeA Parkins
    12 January, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    I’ve never done this word for the year thing – Honestly, I just don’t see the point; I’m far too easily distracted and generally dispersed to stick to one thing for a year.
    That said, I’ve made a few big changes for this year already.
    Firstly, I’ve deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts. They’re still there but will be completely removed after a certain amount of time. Previously, when I’ve removed myself from social media, I’ve just logged out and removed the apps from my phone. But, sooner or later I always cave and log in again and before I know it, I’m back to wasting days on the internet, entering competitions and getting nothing done.
    So this weekend, I took a leap and actually deactivated those two accounts. I’m still on Pinterest, but I can only look at all the pretty things I want to have and do and recipes I want to try for so long before it hits me that I actually need to earn the money with which to do them.
    Also, this happened last year already but it was very much in preparation for this year: We broke up with our Cape Town business partners, did some basic Financial Admin and Management courses and started fixing up the business. This year, even if I don’t sell a single pail of paint (which won’t happen because I just received my first order of the year today), we’ll be debt free because of the changes we made to our financial habits and the business we generated in the last quarter of 2014.
    So I can live with a lean birthday this Sunday. I can deal with eating on a budget for another couple of months. I can handle waiting ’til the end of the month to buy the stationery the kids still need and sending Jack to Gr.1 in Michael’s old Gr. 1 uniform.
    This year, the plan is to MAKE IT. And we’re already on our way!

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