(In a perfect world, this post would appear on my new blog, except it’s not quite ready. Almost, but not quite.)
I have great thoughts in the shower. (Doesn’t everyone?) So the other night I got out of the shower, and like usual, I promptly forgot all the great thoughts I’d been thinking. Which was not good because it was January 1 and I needed to nail down my One Word, fast!
I told my husband my problem. We talked, and some of the words I’d been thinking of came back quickly–brave, strong, free, hope–but I couldn’t remember the promising oddball. “It starts with an ‘e’ ” I say. “Maybe e-n? No, it’s e-x–”
“Exhausted!” he says.
It’s not that.
2011 was a hard year; I think in hindsight it’s going to be a year of transition. It was a good year: I dealt with some big things that have been weighing me down. We knocked off some old goals and resurrected some forgotten dreams. I feel like I cleared the runway in 2011, and now, I’m ready to take off. I’m ready to see what lies ahead.
I am expectant.
It scares me to think it, to say it, to write it because the last time I felt a strong sense of anticipation things unfolded quite differently from the way I’d hoped. (You can read about that here.)
I am looking into the New Year with hope and determination. I am making plans and dreaming big and getting myself in gear.
I am ready to see what 2012 holds, and I am setting off to meet it.
Have you chosen a word (or words) for 2012? I’d love to hear it–please share it with us in comments.
(If you’re looking for inspiration, check out One Word 365.)
photo credit: Jimmy MacDonald