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This year will mark the fourth in which I choose one little word.  Rather than make specific resolutions, you choose a word to guide you through the new year.  This year was difficult for me; my word eluded me.  But I’ve been reading quite a bit of non-fiction lately, and I kept coming back to a sentiment in Gretchen Rubin’s book Happier at Home — bigger, living a bigger life.  It resonated with me.  The more I grow up (because we never really feel grown up do we?), the more I realize the limits I place on living sometimes.  I can’t do this because it is too complicated.  I can’t do that because it will take too much time.  Enough.  There is no time like now for living.

I looked back at my words for the last three years, and was struck by the progression.  In 2010, I was striving for acceptance.  After several tumultuous years, I was looking for healing and peace.  In 2011, I’d found some of that peace and was ready to start embracing possibilities.  Last year I kept moving forward and was ready to tell myself that I CAN (do anything).  With the tools of those last three years in my box, I think I’m really ready.  Ready to live bigger.  Love more.  To give and take.  Bigger.

So far, the year is off to a pretty good start.  A tropical vacation, farther away then I’ve ever been, with the man I love (and our first break since having children!).  A growing business.  A new endeavor teaching classes with amazing women.  Children growing in independence.  I think the year is looking bigger already.

January 24, 2013 - 4:17 pm

sarah w. - Will it work? This is such a beautiful site. :)

July 5, 2013 - 9:57 am

Bigger Means Busy » Amy Bader Photography - […] my one-little-word this year I chose bigger.  I wanted to dream bigger, think bigger, act bigger.  Well, it turns out bigger means busier!  […]

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