thinking ahead to 2011

**note - I wrote this post on December 9th. Why it didn't post then, I don't know, but I just found it so here it is!! Thoughts still appreciated!**

As many of you know, I really liked The Happiness Project, and I read Gretchen Rubin's blog for more happiness-related inspiration.One of her recent posts was about choosing one word to set a theme for next year, instead of doing your typical resolution. Since that's pretty similar to my three-words-for-my-bracelet strategy (and how I named this blog!), I'm seriously considering it, but no idea what word to pick. Some thoughts:
  • energy - I always need it.
  • happiness - this is sort of self-explanatory.
  • challenge - I am defending my dissertation in April. I'm going to start a new job and as of now, I have no idea what that will be yet. Could be a challenging year.
  • relax - this is the front runner now. 2011 has the potential to be a somewhat stressful year - with good things! dissertation submissions, and graduation, and being a bridesmaid x 3, and planning our wedding too - I may need a reminder to relax.
Thoughts, everyone? Any other ideas for a theme for 2011? What would you choose?

1 comment:

  1. I am still looking for a 2011 theme, too, since I don't really want 'sleep' to be how I spend my year. We should discuss ideas when I get back from Minnesota.