I’m due for a new word. And, guess what, it’s a four letter one!
Don’t worry, there’s no profanity or even a flurry of furiously flung together symbols. No, this one word is G-rated. (I may be post-modern, but I’m still a Southern belle of a good girl.)
One Word, No More Resolutions
After years of gold-medaling in resolution-breaking, I ditched the New Year’s resolutions for something more productive and conducive to my self-esteem. A few web surfing hours later, I googled upon the idea of using one word as a theme for your year. And, jackpot! Ding, ding, ding!
My first “one word” did not disappoint: bold. As in BOLD. That word spoke to my heart and soul at a time when I craved major life change. The bold year began with a wedding (already planned) and ended, happily unexpected, with a major career move and a 200 mile move to the coast. Ah, the power of a good four letter word!
Last year, I retired “Bold” to embrace “Shine” – a guide for navigating my new and uncharted professional waters. As good “one words” do, “Shine” evolved in a more personal way. This past summer, with “Shine” reverberating in my subconscious, I started this blog and took up photography. (Needless to say, if I had rung in 2013 with a resolution to start a blog, you wouldn’t be reading this now.)
The Year of More
Now, it’s a new year and I’m ready for more. More of what excites me, expands me, and opens me. I’m craving more. More reading, more writing, more traveling, more local adventures, more connections here and in the blogosphere.
So, there it is. MORE. My new one word, sneaking up on me.
It’s a guide, a touchstone, a gentle reminder of how I want to live. And I can’t wait to see how MORE unfolds over the course of the year – how it touches me, what it teaches me and how it expands in my life. I know how I think it will unfold, but these simple little words have a way of manifesting in gloriously new ways.