One word to describe a year. One word to describe a feeling. One word that depicts the way you would like to live for a year.
I have seen posts all over Twitter, Facebook, and across the blogs of friends where people paint a picture with their one word for 2012. Several years ago Chris Brogan asked people to come up with three words to help define goals. I remember picking three words to describe my professional goals before starting a school year a few years back.
The truth is that I am wordy. I am scattered. I have a hard enough time depicting my feelings and thoughts in 140 characters or less…one word seems unlikely.
One of the popular words I have seen bouncing around is simplifying. It is a great word. It is a powerful word. And although I know that I need to simplify my life and my world, it is simply not going to happen in 2012. Sure I might be able to take a few steps, but I know myself.
Another front runner for words has been balance. Here is the thing. Of course I need balance in my life. I am a mom, a full time teacher, a wife. I have two blogs, freelancing, and oh right…things like running or triathlon training. What I would not give to find balance. But my truth is unbalanced. My truth is that although I am striving for balance, I try do the best that I can for me and for my family. It may not always be a perfectly even balance, but on most days, it works. And when it doesn’t, I adjust. Also? I have a pretty good feeling that life is going to get a whole lot more unbalanced before tilting back the other way in 2012.
I read the words of so many that I respect and admire their intentions and their goals. But like any other thing, I know that I have to make this one word idea work for me.
Which brings me to my words.
Passion, Energy, Dream
I want 2012, (and beyond really) to be about dreaming, making things happen, and knowing that I am doing everything in my power.
I want to know that I modeled this for Principessa. I want to know that I tried with all of my might. I want to know that this was the year that I pushed myself past my comfort zone.
Professionally, personally, if fitness and in health….I could not want anything more than passion, energy, and dreams. Time will only tell how my goals will play out, but for now, I will put aside the doubts, the insecurities, the unanswered questions, and I will trust that my intention, my words, and my heart are enough.
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