My Word of the Year

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” “I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Fear is such a crippling emotion, and one that I struggle with too often. Fear of rejection, fear of risks, fear of failing. I like to play it safe. Keep things simple. Rarely embark on adventures.

So, I am deeming this year the year of Courage.

I have seen a few other bloggers announce a word of the year, and I like the principle behind it; to dedicate the next 12 months with a word to focus on.

Courage for me this year means stepping out of my comfort zone and taking risks. Making new friends. Seeing dreams to their completion. Maybe even failing a little bit in the process. And if I have the courage, I may even invite you guys to join me in this adventure.

What is your word for 2013?