Sunday, January 02, 2011
To tell you the truth I didn't even start thinking about my word until just a few days before the new year. With Christmas and all that entailed I sort of forgot about the whole picking a word to set the tone/intention for the new year. I saw a tweet from Ali Edwards mentioning her word so I followed it back to her blog and read this post and decided that yes, I too wanted a word. But which one?
This is my second year picking a word and still it was hard choosing just ONE word when really there are SO many that could be great. Of course this is about picking one. One word to focus on. To be a touchstone throughout the year. And as Ali put it "You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities."
A few words rolled around. None stuck. Then I started thinking about what I really want for this year. How I really want to be in this world. Power came but it didn't feel right. Close to that is strength. This feels right. I don't consider myself weak but I want to focus on:
inner strength, mental strength, to strengthen my voice (creative and otherwise), my abilities, my muscles (literal and figuratively)
Strength defined via Merriam-Webster:
: the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance
: legal, logical, or moral force
: a strong attribute or inherent asset
: vigor of expression
: one regarded as embodying or affording force or firmness
So this is my word. I invite it in!
And I know it is a day late but wishing you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR!