It is 2017!
I was writing my parents earlier about this very subject and I confessed that, if I'm being completely honest, I didn't think I would make it to 2017, seriously! I thought I would be dead, God would have come back, or our planet would have ended and we would all be living in space like the Jetsons (the last one was my favorite option, obviously).
How is it that with each new year time some how speeds up?! How is it I will be 30 this year! I am entering a new decade guys, this is a big fucking deal (I'm actually jazzed about it tbh). We get a new president... did I say get? We will be subjected to? There will be a TOTAL solar eclipse this year AND there is a Batman Lego movie coming out (Drew is VERY excited about this). All those things will happen in due time, but we have only just begun, lets not get ahead of ourselves.
It feels to me that the start of the year is when people make all kinds of resolutions that they fully intend to break. We diet, we exercise, we give up smoking, we give up sweets, we give up chocolate or coffee... wait... you give things up for lent, you find resolve over a new year (or so they say). Anyways, I don't think all versions of 'resolutions' are equal. However, several woman, whom I admire a great deal, chose a word they want to define their year- Commitment, Success, Vision, Truth, Trust, etc. Which I find incredibly inspiring... inspiring AND terrifying. Choosing a word feels more romantic. It is all encompassing and empowering. The thought of living into a truth or make a commitment to yourself feels less riddled with weird cultural stereotypes than making a traditional resolution.
That being said, what would your word be?
I keep coming up with answers but none of them feel right just yet-
Health... something I want physically, spiritually, and emotionally
Power... I want to acknowledge that I am a powerful woman
Strength... of body and mind
Laughter... apparently I'm a silent laugher and I never knew!
The end of last year brought my 2016 words into focus- surrender and let go. These words were convicting and were a struggle at first (ok they are still a struggle), but so much beauty has come out of acknowledging their truth and leaning into their embrace.
This week I will be journaling and working through what this season of life means to me and what intention I will hold for 2017.
Happy New Year everyone!
Light and delight from my heart to yours.