Monday, October 01, 2012

One Little Word: October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October edition of the One Little Word blog hop.  You may be arriving from the blog of our great hostess, Margie, if not, you can go back to her blog and start the hop there. 

This month, Ali Edwards encouraged us to go back to revisit our goals/challenges and to pick either a battle or a celebration. 

I want to celebrate.  I really do.  There are a lot of good things going on right now, and I don't feel like having to battle anything.  I have been focusing a lot on gratitude lately, and appreciating so many everyday moments.  At One Story Down, there is a new photo-a-day challenge, and even that is something that I'm celebrating.  It may seem silly, but it is just kind of a little something to look forward to and make connections with others who are doing the same thing.

There is also something about October, that is just kind of special.  I don't know if it is because we have several family birthdays, or if it is because it is inching us ever closer to the holiday season, but I'm all for celebrating right now.  I'm also excited to be a guest on the creative team at The Lilypad for the month of October, and I can't wait to get started.

Revisiting my goals/challenges a few months back, I did cross some of the things off my list, but there are still some to go.  I am making progress.  I don't think it is going to happen as quickly as I first hoped, but I think it will be better in the long run.  I'm enjoying so many things right now, I think I'm right where I'm supposed to be for the most part.  That is something to celebrate.

And another reason for celebration... we just bought a new home-away-from-home.  We bought a piece of property at Long Beach, Washington... picked up the keys over the weekend and spent a couple of days surveying our new kingdom.  This is my first real home purchase.  Tim already owned this house when we got married, so even though it is home, I never had the experience of undertaking something so big together. It is kind of exciting. My word for the year is DARING and buying a new home is definitely feeling a bit on the daring side.  It all happened so fast, and it really was just unexpected and out of the blue.  Kind of a spontaneous, daring decision, but I'm thrilled with the outcome.  It is not so much about owning the property, as it is about being able to know that there will be space for future fun and memories. I've always wanted to have a place where we could create additional family memories, and this place already fulfills that wish.  Celebration. 

What things, little or big, are you celebrating?

Next up... Kara

Thanks for stopping by!



Missus Wookie said...

Glad there is so much to celebrate, I'm sure that going slowly will make things better in the long run too. It's what I tell myself :)

kelly said...

so happy for all the good things in your life right now. love, kelly

Ruth said...

Happy that you have so much to celebrate right now.

Naomi said...

So much going on for you! I recommend celebrating for sure. :)

MonicaB said...

It's wonderful that you have so much to celebrate!!

Veronica said...

how exciting about the vacation property...congrats for being daring! you sound like you are in such a good place...such a positive post! keep celebrating and enjoy the month!

Lisa said...

I couldn't agree more with your sentiments about October. This time every year I feel like I can shake off my 'ick' of summer and take a long, deep breath. I *heart* this time of year! Congrats on your home away from home and good for you taking the time to celebrate!

Cheri said...

Wow! So much to celebrate. Kudos to you for seeing life through the lens of gratitude.