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With just two days left in 2015, it means it is time to reflect on my one little word. I have quickly learned how hard it is to say goodbye to my one little words. I jokingly tweeted the other night that choosing a word was as serious as naming your children because so much time and effort is put into searching, thinking, and choosing these words which guide us through the year.
I knew 2015 would be a year of changes and challenges, or what I have referred to as life turns, and boy was I right! We have had detours and roadblocks along the way, but we have become stronger as my family and I took the scenic route.
The year started out with my husband taking a detour and "trying out" retirement. We often wondered why things turned out the way they did, but we eventually found our answer. My son, who was a senior at the time, would be playing his final season of golf. He has played for about 10 years and my husband missed many of those matches because of his job. This year he got to not only see Ethan finish his final season, his final hole, but also got to see him make his first hole in one!
Ethan graduated from high school in May. He is still searching for a major and trying to find his way, but he made it through his first semester at our local college.
Megan graduated from college and started her first year of teaching. That has been a life turn I have written quite a bit about this year. It has been a bumpy ride, but I think she is going to make it!
Because my life as a parent turned in new directions, I was able to take some time for me; it became my turn. I still have some things I want to do personally and professionally, but these things lead me perfectly to my one little word for 2016.
As I say goodbye to 2015 and make the final turn of the calendar page, I am grateful for the turns my life took, and I look forward to what 2016 brings.
Happy New Year!