Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Little Word

Deanna over at SM posted a link to Ali Edwards' blog post titled "One Little Word". It has Ali (and a bunch of others) picking a word for the following year. A word that you will try to live by, a word that will become part of who you are.

I really like this idea.

Click here to read Ali's post.

So I thought about it all morning and decided my word for 2010 will be 'SELF'.

From the moment that Kevin was wounded, I was no longer the Leslie of old. I totally immersed myself into being a nurse/doctor/caretaker/chauffeur/etc. EVERYTHING I did - I did for Kevin. I can honestly count on one hand the amount of times I did something just for me in the past 579 days.

Don't get me wrong - I don't regret it - not for one second, but it's time to get some of me back. Kevin has come so far now and I think he can handle (in small doses) me stepping back and doing things without him.

I'm going to try anyway, and that's what the premise is all about. Hopefully I can regain some of my sense of self in 2010. Wish me luck!


  1. Hi, Leslie! This is michelle from CP, and I would like to invite you to scrappytimes.ning.com we will be having a GDT call soon and a DT call in a couple months.
    If you are interested please come by!
    The GDT info will be posted later this week!
    If the blog doesn't work click on my blog at CP and click on scrappy Times.
    Glad yo hear your son is doing better!
    Hope he will continue to improve and you have more time for you!!
    Hang in there!

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