365 New Opportunities

May this be a very happy and wonderful year for you, dear reader! May this year be one of love, of peaceful parenting and family life, of helping others, and of seeing your dreams big and small come true.

Every year I choose a word that I think will help me embody my goals, dreams, and plans for the year. Resolutions are so often made to be broken, but a single word often provides me a meditative point to start and end my day, which in turn helps me create my reality. I have been writing this blog since 2006, so you can look back and see all the different words I have chosen since then, but last year my word was “build.” I had no idea that we were going to end up buying a farm and having horses and bees at the time I chose that word! Build was an amazing word for the year as I built my career further, we built the farm (and are still building it up!), we built connections with our teenaged and adult children, and we built homeschooling in new and different ways to fit into our lives!

This year, I chose the word “Abundant” and am envisioning all the different ways this word is going to impact our lives. Abundant relationships. abundant personal and family health, abundant farm life, abdundant finances, abdundant peace, abundant care for my patients. I have decided the best way to begin this is with a foundation of rest, relaxation, and relationships. It’s been a busy two years with finishing a doctorate and specialty certification and moving while treating patients and homeschooling, and while this year promises to be busy, I have also promised myself to balance this out with rest, relaxation, and spending time with those I love so much. My husband and I will be celebrating 30 years of marriage in May and I am excited about this milestone more than I ever have been at previous anniversaries. Maybe this is because now I can look back and see that we have held a lot of different incarnations of each other throughout the years and loved each other through all the changes. I am also so enjoying watching our two oldest children tackle their own lives and their own adventures. And, I am enjoying what I consider these twilight years of homeschooling. Our son is in sixth grade, and while he most likely will be doing some form of non-traditional high school, I will be enjoying these middle school years together creating an abundance of time together in a more traditional homeschool setting.

I cannot wait to hear what you have in store for 2022. Please feel free to reach out on social media, through email, or yes, happy to talk on a phone consult.

In closing, this is the beautiful blessing I often share on the New Year:

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.

-From an Old Irish Blessing, author unknown

May this year be the one in which you are ENOUGH just the way you are.

May this year be the one in which you are content.

May this year be the one where you are loved as richly as you deserve.

May this year be one of bountiful and deep friendships, beautiful family memories, and love.

May this year be the year that you help someone else, the year of your generous spirit blossoming.

May this year be the one that is perfect for you and where you are in life and may you enjoy it abundantly.

Many blessings for a peaceful New Year with new beginnings of nourishment and love. In this year, may you hold steadfast to love, beauty, truth, and goodness.

Looking forward to 2022,


5 thoughts on “365 New Opportunities

  1. Carrie, it’s amazing that you had not planned to buy a farm when you chose your word. What a marvelous story! I’m sure the land will be adding to and blessing your spiritual work with your new word. Reading this post, I feel…you have abundantly blessed us, your readers. Thank you…you add to my excitement for the new year.
    My word is “play”. I wrote about it in your next post.

    • Isn’t it fun that my word worked out so well when I had no idea? It’s such a grand world we live in! Thank you so much for your kind words and I LOVE your word! Blessings, Carrie

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