My One Little Word for 2015 was Becoming.
I quickly figured out that the process of becoming looks a lot like coming undone.
I took a hard look at some long-held opinions and mindsets and decided to let quite a few of them go.
My worldview has been reshaped and broadened. I’ve done my best to listen to the voices of those hearts whose experiences are different from mine and learn from them. Listening, as my momma would tell me, is so important.
I feel like it’s been stripped down. I’m rediscovering bit by bit the basics of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Most days it feels a lot like leaning my broken self on His perfect grace and admitting that, once again, I’ve stumbled. And it looks like loving on those around me. Yes, even the hearts I may not agree with and, y’all, sometimes I don’t get that right, either.
But I keep trying.
In the middle of the tide like push-pull of becoming & unraveling, I met people. I met people who both made me feel at home and challenged me to let myself be more. I was welcomed in to share my heart for art when the gracious hearts at Grace Table invited me to share about the hospitality of art alongside other Creatives.
I’m fortunate to be working at Artworks where Sara, the owner, and a group of artists work to create a haven of creativity. There I learned how amazing it feels to introduce tweens and teens to art journaling then watch them grow into it.
I’ve learned I want to do this as much as I can.
I think my word for 2015 is bigger than what can be contained in one year…or many years, for that matter. I want to continually be in a state of becoming, even if that means I have to come undone a bit in the process.
I haven’t made up my mind if I want to choose another word for 2016 but the plan is still the same:
To be a better wife, mom, artist, and person than I was the day before.
So Happy New Year, Y’all! May you be blessed and be a blessing to those around you!