I love this concept of choosing a word for your year. I feel like it’s a much more manageable way of improving than making resolutions you’ll never stick to. When you make a list of resolutions you have all of these things you want to achieve-and the list can get quite daunting until you either find yourself so overwhelmed with it all, or just quit worrying about it. Either way, you don’t always accomplish those resolutions.
Picking a word is different. It’s not a “I need to complete this” thing, but rather one simple little thing that you can focus on. One word that is in the back of your head for the entire year-a word that reminds you of how you want to live and who you want to be. The word I’ve chosen this year is Fearless.
I don’t know when I became this person who is afraid of everything. In my early twenties I put myself out there and held my head high as I confidently made my way through life. I dated without worry about my body and I did scary things like tube down the river or go on roller coasters without second guessing anything. Somewhere along the way I’ve developed a fear of everything. A fear of living. It holds me back and keeps me from truly getting out there and doing something awesome; I can’t do it anymore.
So here I am, committing to be less fearful in 2014. Every time I feel afraid of something I’ll remember my word (or look down at the necklace I’m ordering) and do it anyway-because I can’t live my life in fear. I will no longer hide behind my own skirt or limit myself. Here’s to Fearlessness.
What is your 2014 word?