Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Year = New Word = Flexible

I know the second weekend in January is already upon me, but I’ve been inspired to write a New Year posting similar to this one one.

Carrie from Chasing Big Dreams wrote about a word(s) that summed up her 2012, along with a few new words to charge forward with into 2013, rather than New Year Resolutions.

Since I've never heard of this concept before, I was not able to sum up my 2012 into one word.  However, looking forward to the possibilities of my future this year, I think I have found a word that will fit nicely.

Flexible defined by as: Capable of bending easily without breaking.  Able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances or conditions.

Here are a few of the areas that will pull and twist me, hopefully without breaking me:

~Finishing my last semester of nursing school

~Being supportive of my husband’s new job responsibilities that will take him on business trips more often leaving us without him

~Cleaning and purging my home in the attempt to get it ready to sell

~Keeping said home clean during “showings” from the Realtor (with two messy teenagers)

~Selling our house and possibly living in an apartment if only temporarily

~Studying for the NCLEX (state boards) AND passing them

~Searching, interviewing, and accepting a nursing job

~Saying goodbye to my family members and friends

~Moving to Texas

~Finding a home

~Adjusting to the positive and negatives of moving

~Learning the southern lifestyle

~Starting out as a fresh baby nurse

I think that’s about it.  I would love to put my new word to the test, and see if in January 2014, I was able to be flexible.  Here's to the new year!


  1. Whoa, you have lots of changes coming up!! Sounds exciting! Can't wait to see all the new adventures that you are sure to experience in 2013.

  2. I have seen a lot of bloggers doing the one word thing and I like it. And I certainly love your word...I think I may steal it. I started as a new nurse practitioner (working in a PICU) about 7 months ago, and certainly flexibility is key! That's for the great posts! Love your blog.

  3. Oh I'm gonna cry just thinking about it. I miss you already.

  4. Candi - Thanks girl! I look forward to finding time to blog more often throughout this semester and fill you all in on my adventures.

    Dana - Go ahead and steal away, I never realized how flexible I was expected to be this year and so far it's been plenty. Here's to many more flexible days and posts!

    Dominique - I'm gonna cry just thinking about it too! You're gonna miss me, well I'm gonna miss you too when your family moves away in April. I love ya my sista!