Sunday, January 02, 2011

My word


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!

8 comments:

AG Ambroult said...

mmm. I like the idea of strengthening your "voice."

I chose a word last year and couldn't tell you what is was. Completely forgot about it. Perhaps my word for the year should be "remember"

nacherluver said...

Excellent choice. Love how you broke it down. I chose Focus.

Julie Johnson said...

Great word! I'm still testing out a few...hope to pick mine in the next few days. Last year it was "fly-" as in soar. It became my mantra, and inspired artwork, and some opportunities I never dreamed possible. Here's to 2011!

Concetta said...

I always remember a friend saying how an arabian horse was a symbol of strength - raw power under perfect control. Love to you xx

Kim Hambric said...

Excellent word. I have never before chosen a word. I'm not sure I would survive the decision making process.

Louise Gale said...

Fabulous word Dana. We will be talking about our word in my e-course and this was a wonderful breakdown of your choice. Love it. Mine is focused on learning and cultivating this year. xx

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Dana, you have choosen such a wonderful word!! It was such an amazing year for you and im so happy to be along side with you as you venture futher in your creative dream! I would choose the word "fearless" for my 2011. :) Wishing you LOVE and JOY this new year! Thank YOU so much for all the love and blessing you have given me in 2010 and i look forward to a wonderful creative adventure with you in 2011! Love to you!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

a great choice. I really like how you have explained it's application to your life. can't wait to see what unfolds in 2011 for you with that as your intent.