Pause. It was my One Little Word for this year, 2019. Upon immediate reflection, I feel like I failed my word, the mission behind it. So many moments spring to mind that I should have paused…longer, harder, more fully.
What did I miss in the business that seems to consume my days? Could I have given more if I pressed pause on certain things to give my attention to things that maybe mattered more?
I’ve been reflecting a lot of work/home life balance lately. You always like to believe that your work matters, but I know that if I were to leave my job tomorrow, my space and role could be refilled without missing more than a beat. The same can’t be said for my job as a mom.
I keep striving to press pause in moments with my kids, to be more present for them. While I haven’t yet thought of a word to guide 2020, it will somehow be connected to this and to my initial quest from 2019, to pause for what matters most.