That is my word for 2011.


To direct toward a particular point or purpose.

To adjust one’s vision so as to render a clear, distinct image.

To concentrate attention or energy.

2011 is going to be a big year. A year of big changes. In my efforts and planning thus far I’ve been referring to it as THE YEAR OF THE BABY. In all caps, every time.  Since I have these wee few months before “the (most likely) dude” arrives, I want to do everything I can to make the rest of this year as easy on my poor brain as possible.  It may be part nesting, and part control freaking, but the main point is that I want to look at all the things I want to do or thought I wanted to do this coming year and FOCUS on the ones that actually matter. If you don’t know this about me, I have a tendency to go off on tangents. Work related and non-work related alike.  If it sounds fun and creative and requires 100 times more energy than will be produced in benefit, you can bet that I will drop everything important and go spend hours…or days…working on it.

I know that I DON’T REALLY know what it’s going to be like having a new little baby in our lives. However, I have suspicions 😉  So I’m going to do the best I can with the free time I have left to set myself up for the least amount of insanity possible.  I can’t control what happens to us this year, or what little curve balls life may throw our way.  But I CAN narrow my focus in my photography and what I want to accomplish, I CAN be deliberate in planning ahead for my evaluation work so they things don’t sneak up on me, and I CAN at least discard useless things and plans that just weigh me down and distract me from living well. And I CAN certainly pray a lot. A LOT.

So, I have no idea what that’s all really going to look like, but it’s at least a start.

Oh, and the cat has no idea what’s he’s in for. 😉

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  • Katie in MA - ohmygosh! that is the SKINNIEST cat I have ever seen! 🙂

    Focus is good, but my (unasked for) advice is to just enjoy it all. I know it’s hard when the baby is all crazy-making and playing with your head (and your heart, and your hormones – god, the hormones!), but really – have fun!

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