Encapsulate 2012 in one word. Explain why you're choosing that word. Now, imagine it's one year from today...what would you like the word to be that captures 2013 for you?
This is the question that I have been so excited - and so hesitant - to answer. One Little Word. My word "came to me" late in 2011, and I have never looked back...never doubted it. Shift has been transformative for me this year. Although it wasn't public knowledge, I began 2012 with the knowledge that my life would be shifting in very difficult, very permanent ways. I needed a word to guide me. I needed a word to hold onto. Shift was that word.
I have reminded myself, time & time again, to shift my thoughts. It's a subtle movement sometimes. Just shift. It has saved me so many times this year. I have felt hopeless, frustrated, angry, and exhausted. In those moments, I have used every ounce of strength to shift my thinking. Now, just a couple of weeks before the end of 2012, I watched The Shift by Wayne Dyer. It feels like the fitting end as I get ready to release my word.
I've been tossing around a couple of words for 2013. The first is a rather "typical" one little word. It's a word readily found on coffee mugs, and t-shirts. I'm not saying that it's not worthy of one-little-word-ness. I just want to be sure that it's the right word. A second word has been whispering at me a bit. I'll fill you in soon. :)
Lee Currie is leading this fabulous Reverb12 project - a chance to reflect on 2012 before (or while) setting intentions for 2013.