One Word

Today has been a better day. I took the day slow and decided to do exactly what my mind and body needed.

I made my breakfast and brought it to bed. I didn’t leave my bed until 1pm. I was lost in a beautiful book that was recommended to me on Reddit, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. I’m about half way through it and I’m really loving the experience. I posted on Reddit recently, asking for uplifting, positive reads, and this was the first recommendation that was made. I downloaded it straight away and I am delighted that this is my first book of 2021.

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When hunger finally set in, I got up and made something to eat, I got dressed and went for a walk. The weather in Ireland is quite cold at the moment and so it was a slow, rather alert walk, as we made our way along icy footpaths.

There was no major difference in anything today, except that I had a lovely video call with friends last night and shed many a tear. We decided that we would choose One Word for the year ahead. We discussed why this was important to us – it would make us think about our values, what we’ve learned, what’s ahead of us; and essentially allow us to remain focused on something important to us.

One Word

My one word for the year ahead is Trust.

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With everything that’s going on at the moment – pregnancy and a global pandemic – I want to put trust in the medical staff, I want to have more trust in myself and my instincts, and trust in the Universe that everything will work out alright. I want to have trust in myself as a first time mom. I want to trust my knowledge, instincts and abilities, and trust my OH to do his best for me and our baby also. I know that I don’t like to be drastically out of control of things, and being pregnant is definitely putting me outside of my comfort zone here, but I want to trust in myself that I can remain calm and collected and make it through whatever it is that life is going to throw at me in the year ahead.

Here’s hoping I remember this word and allow it to guide me in 2021!


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