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?



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  • http://thisislemonade.wordpress.com/ this is lemonade

    Courage is definitely a word I could adopt too! I think another one is one that I started my blog with the intention to work on: gratefulness. I think I need another year to work on it. Here’s to adventures in 2013! :-)

  • kristine poterbin

    I like the word “Courage” to me it means being brave in the face of adversity and a strength of character. Maybe I could use a word for the new year too. A single, focused word, I am sure, would be much better than the phrase, “just get through it”. Because, let’s face it, “just get through it” isn’t really getting a person anywhere where they would really like to be…… So now I need a “word” ….. Magical…. I am going to have a year of magical thinking, a year of creating magical experiences and a year of finding the magic in the ordinariness of the everyday.

  • http://myprettypennies.com ginna

    Oooh, I like Magical! Instead of focusing on “just get through it” think about how to add a little magic to your day, your lists, your attitude. I like it! :)

  • http://myprettypennies.com ginna

    YES – gratefulness is a great word, and one I need to focus on more and more since there is so much to be grateful for. Thanks for your comments, they always encourage me. :)