Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Yes, I'm still here.  And I promised myself that I would get back to posting, but have just felt so lazy about it.  Other than the book reviews that I am posting on my other blog, I rarely blog at all, either on here or on my private blog.  I am going to work on that for this new year as I like having the ability to go back and see what was happening in my life through the year.

Anyway,  as most of you know, I do not make resolutions.  Resolutions are made to be broken.  A resolution made on New Years sets you up for failure more often than not.  I have never kept a resolution for more than 2-3 months.  Instead, I choose a word to define my year.  An empowering word that will lead the way for what I want to do for the year.

I have thought about this word for a few days, throwing different words out there to see which one was going to stick with me.  I have used "adventure" a couple of times in the past and it just didn't feel right using it again.  I thought about "growth", but I think if you chose the right word that growth is something that will happen regardless.  Last year I used "live" and I think I used it very well, but it wasn't the word that could be recycled for 2013. I thought about "awe", "delight", "presence", "yes", and "selfish" as well. All of them packing a lot of meaning into little words.

I decided on a word that I think is powerful and inspiring.  It is a word that will encompass me physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is a word that I kept coming back to, which became clear is the word I needed to use.

Challenge.

Feel free to ask me through the year, if you so desire, how I am challenging myself.  Feel free as well to challenge me yourself with something.  I will do my best to meet your challenges, though I reserve the right to say no or to tweak it so it will fit my personality/ability.
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