In the past few years I’ve heard a lot of talk about “one little word.” In 2006, Ali Edwards inspired others to choose a word at the beginning of the year that helps guide you throughout the rest of it. I’ve never done this before, but I felt a calling to try it this year.
Maybe it’s because I’m just getting into this whole blogging thing. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’m at a crossroads in my life. (Molly Mahar at Stratejoy talks about The Cycle of Years, and this past one has most definitely been a year of unrest for me.) Whatever the reason, I decided it couldn’t hurt.
I thought long and hard about a word that encompasses everything I want this year to be for me. It was a lot harder than I thought though. I used the dictionary and thesaurus app on my phone a LOT. But after a long week of searching, there it was…
Definition – to develop gradually. to gradually change one’s opinions or beliefs.
Quotation – “Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you.”
Reason why – ^^^^Exactly this!^^^^ I want to be the best version of myself. I have a vision of the me I want to be and should be for myself and my family. That doesn’t mean that I want to be the thinnest, or prettiest, or wealthiest, or most popular I’ve ever been. I just want to be the happiest I’ve ever been.
This is not something that can be done overnight. Or in a week. Or even a month. Hell, I might not even accomplish it in a year! But that’s OK.
I used to think ‘when I wake up tomorrow I’m going to do everything different.’ Then when I failed I would be so disappointed in myself that I would just quit. Now I realize that it’s a process. I need to EVOLVE over time into this person that I visualize in my head.
How about you? Did you choose a word for 2017? Tell me all about it in the comments!