It seems everywhere I look I’m seeing posts about selecting a word to define 2014. The simplicity and focus of choosing one word resonated with me. So I started thinking about my word. What one word summarizes what I want this new year, this fresh start, this future of mine to be?
It’s no secret that the past few years have been doozies for me. Just making it through to see the light at the end of the tunnel was a challenge. In retrospect I’d say my defining word up to this point has been surrender. Because when the winds of life are throwing you around like a play thing, the only way to make it through is to surrender.
But that’s over for now. I not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I’m standing in it, basking in the glow, raising my face to the sun.
And with the renewed energy that comes after time soaking up the sun, I’m ready to tackle the year. Not surrender to the tides of fate, but make intentional choices to get me closer to the future I envision.
Intentional to me means having a plan. Identifying an end goal and then breaking it down into the steps needed to get there. So, for the following areas of my life I’m creating a plan.
- Fitness & Health
- Organizing My Home
- Foods We Eat
- Self Improvement
I’ll share my specific goals and my plan to get there in another post. Until then, what is your one word for 2014? To which areas of your life are you applying it?