I still haven’t done a wrap-up for 2015, and I imagine I’ll get to it eventually. At the moment I don’t have real internet (its coming next week!!). So posting is slightly complicated, especially if pictures are involved.
But on this, the first day of 2016, I wanted to share my word for the year. I’ve participated word of the year (or one little word) off and on, usually more at the beginning of the year. I tend to lose sight of it as the year goes on. We shall see how this year progresses.
When I started thinking about a word for 2016, the word that kept coming to me was fight. Fight? Really? But I couldn’t escape it. As much as I tried to find another word, fight put up a good fight against being cast aside. Okay, so fight it is.
As I started thinking about my word, it began revealing itself to me. I have a new job and I am living in a new place. I am an introvert by nature and can disappear quite easily. I don’t like change, and I have serious anxiety issues when meeting people. I have to fight for myself in this new space – not so much in a conflict sense, but more in a effort sense. Or in a nothing comes easy sense. I may have to work hard, but its going to be worth it. Also in fight to not let history repeat itself. When I moved to St Louis, it was so negative that I lost myself and didn’t fight. All my energy was directed toward surviving. I don’t want that to happen again.
Fight. I think my first fight is going to be to find a yoga class and start going regularly. I haven’t practiced yoga (other than here and there) since I moved to St Louis. I miss it. It may be small, but its a first step in carving out a space for me.
What’s your word for 2016?