Last year I chose two -- hygge and action. I lived the hygge life, embracing cozy, while trying to be more proactive, respond to political issues, standing up instead of letting things pass by on which I have an opinion. Doing. And for the most part, I did really well (especially with the hygge part!)
|How many times in our life are we told not to "stand up"?|
I realized there are a lot of words I want to live by -- joy, compassion, kindness, strength. I also realized that I pretty much try to do that as is. No need for it to be the word of the year.
What I really need to do is "extend" myself, get out of my cocoon. Dig deeper, learn more. Do more. Yet I also find myself procrastinating, doing it "later" instead of "Now."
So, once again, I will try to marry those words -- Extend and Now. Actually, these are a bit more on the same theme than last year's. I will listen, try to extend my thoughts and then act in a timely way.
My goal this year is to take a few more chance, to work a little harder to become a better painter, to not put things off that really should be done -- rotate the tires, call for the free home energy assessment, clean the litterbox (which I just realized I forgot to do yesterday), travel farther, read deeper.
We'll see how that goes!