A new year.
A time to re-evaluate.
A chance to start over.
A time to set goals and get priorities in order.


This year, I spent some time reflecting using a printable I found at Thirty Handmade Days.
Here’s what I came up with.

WANT – What I really want in 2013 is:
- quality family time
- to make memories
- to create
- growth and success for my blog
- to exercise regularly
- to make the right decision about LC’s education

NEED – What I really need in 2013 is:
- to make a decision about my dance business
- joy
- contentment
- spiritual growth
- to develop and strengthen meaningful female friendships and build in some girl-time


SHARE – What I will share in 2013 is:
- inspiration
- myself
- wisdom
- my crafting supplies {especially with Erin and the Crafty Ladies}


SUCCEED – In 2013, I will succeed at:
- inspiring others
- finishing my e-book
- being an awesome mom
- learning Argentine Tango
- Craftgawker…haha
- starting a monthly crafting group


As I looked at my goals and responses, I came to the decision that my word for 2013 is going to be:

Refocus on my family.  Refocus on God.  Refocus on relationships.  Refocus my priorities so I spend more time doing what I love with the people I love.  Refocus my ideas about work and business.

Read the Bible daily
Family time
Understand my goals

What about you?  What is your word for 2013?
Hugs and Glitter,

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12 comments on Refocus

  1. Rox
    January 1, 2013 at 11:59 AM (3 years ago)

    Love the acrostic! Thanks for sharing the link for the printable. I’ll be working on filling mine out this week ;)

    Roxana @ Four Eleven Rox

  2. Dawn Paoletta
    January 1, 2013 at 2:24 PM (3 years ago)

    LOVE it, Amy! I usually have enough trouble finding FOCUS never mind the RE-Focus! lol. I pray that all is yours this ne year in accordance with God’s wonderful plans for you! Happy New Year! I love the acrostic too! I might use it to help me! ;)

  3. Erin
    January 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM (3 years ago)

    Amy, great pick for you! I love your reasons (Especially the share with Erin part…and the “more girl time!”)…love you so much dear friend!

  4. Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate
    January 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM (3 years ago)

    Happy New Year and great post. My word for 2012 was “focus” and I debated about re-focus for 2013. I’m still deciding on my word ( maybe it should be decision lol).

  5. Grandma
    January 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM (3 years ago)

    Great post…I love the acrostic…monthly crafts sounds like a fun idea…you are so crafty…
    I also need to refocus…and become a better listener…and do more to help others.

  6. Becca at Love Our Disney
    January 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM (3 years ago)

    I love it!
    My word for 2013 is “create”. Create memories, create an atmosphere for growth and learning, etc.

  7. Terry
    January 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM (3 years ago)

    Inspiring post, truly.

  8. Amy Bateman
    January 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM (3 years ago)

    What a great word! I finally settled on Purpose for my word. It will (hopefully) be my guide to keep things meaningful and intentional.

  9. Darby Hawley
    January 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM (3 years ago)

    You are so inspirational Amy! I like your list!

  10. marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings
    January 2, 2013 at 3:51 AM (3 years ago)

    Refocus I love it! I picked SAVOR as in slow down, take it in and make it count. Also wanted to let you know I couldn’t help but feature your jewelry stand at tonight’s link party :)

  11. Maureen Hayes
    January 2, 2013 at 5:24 AM (3 years ago)

    Man I wish we lived closer to each other. I would love to be in a crafting group with you, and I could use some more girl friends myself! I chose hope as my word for this year. I need to refocus on my faith and try to gain my hope back as well. I wish us all luck with our words and of course wish us health, happiness and peace in the new year.


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