December 2017 Lifestyle

What’s “The Word”?

So, around the internet…

I’ve been seeing a bunch of people talk about their “word of the year” in congruence with their New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s start here: If you’re looking for my resolutions, you can find them right here… (Learn about where my head is at, so you can learn about the direction I want to go) While in the past I’ve created the typical “New Year’s Resolutions” (and failed) and the almost just as typical “anti-resolutions” (and succeeded), I have never formulated a word to describe the way I was going to tackle the year ahead…

If I looked back…

So I started thinking… Where have I been the last couple of years, if I actually was to choose a “word”…

2015: “Jump” This year took me away from every single thing that I knew, every single thing that was familiar, and every single thing that was constant. This year was filled with taking leaps into things that I didn’t really know and teaching myself along the way.

2016: “Wait” I’d definitely say that overall, 2016 was terrible for myself, my life, my relationships, my soul, and pretty much anything that touched me. I was so impatient, always trying to create “bigger, better, more” that I was often completely lost and had to spend my time being such.

2017: “Growth” In any year of my life so far, this one was filled with the most change. I learned to love the world around me, and the adventure I was on. I learned to take things as they come, and to be a part of each situation. While the year as a whole was full and so was my heart, there were areas missing, and that is what’s fueling me right into 2018.

Thrive.

2018 is going to be my year to thrive. I have never sat on a Sunday, on an end of a month, on a end of a year, or on the end of a chapter so ready for change. I spent pretty much all of 2017 concerned about everyone else. I would cry at my work desk feeling like I wasn’t good enough for my boss. I’d cry in the shower, thinking I was already failing as a wife. I’d do whatever was on everyone else’s agenda, try so hard to please anyone but myself. I’d do it from something as surface as social media to as deep as my real life friendships. This year though, it’s starting in my soul.

In 2011, I decided to embark on a weight loss journey, convinced that I was going to see real change. In 2012, I decided to seek out God to help my find a future husband. In 2013, I sought out my future, taking a jump into different part time jobs to broaden my resume. In 2014, I checked all my blessings and worked to enhance them. In 2015, I followed the heart of my fiance and started an adventure. In 2016, I lost myself in the process of saving everyone around me. In 2017, I learned to ride the wave, but it was never my wave. I’m so incredibly (never actually been so) ready to ride my wave, work on my adventure, follow my heart, measure my blessings again, continue to build my resume, seek God daily, and re-embark on my weight loss journey, to create a combination of the last seven years into one amazing, crazy, whole year.

I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow…

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