Saturday, December 31, 2011

twenty twelve

well hello there twenty twelve.

oh man I have been thinking of this blog post for days. ever since my one little word for 2012 found me a couple weeks ago. I tend to start to think about it come December and this year was hard. I told Dave that I wanted to use Shine again which was the word for 2011. I mean it was a year where my word totally took shape and defined who I was. But I knew that there was something else for me...

See the amazing thing about choosing a word is how it will intertwine with your life. It can be a thought, or a feeling, or even an emotion. It can be something tangible or intangible. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. Open yourself up to the possiblities. I find it interesting that like last year my word didn't mean as much to me at the time.. it's like it found me and my heart spoke to me and I grew into it this last year. Doing things I never thought imaginable. I really feel like I was shining. Not always brightly but it helped shape me. I will be carrying last years word with me this year. I know I will.


My word for this year is AUTHENTICITY.

I found this and it describes it all... it's the desire I feel pulsing through my veins... It's going to be printed out and found all over my house. I want to wear this on my sleeve this year.


Caretake this moment
Immerse yourself in it's particulars
Respond to this person, this challenge, this deed.
Quit evasions
Stop giving yourself needless trouble.
It is time to really live;
to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in NOW.
~epictetus

8 comments:

Jenelle Suderman said...

2012 is gonna be a good one :)

NewLifeDoula said...

thanks to you, i got my own word, discover. love you. miss you. so proud of you. so go...be AUTHENTIC!

valerie said...

Perfect. i love this. I may just steal your word. And I'm DEFINITELY printing out the definition...so good. And true. Just like you, my friend. happy new year.

Heather said...

Thanks guys for commenting. It means alot.

Megan Hildebrand said...

GREAT word. love it. :)

Carmelle said...

i like it. perfect for you.

Amanda said...

Your word always makes me think. Sounds like 2012 will be a good one for you!

judith voth said...

grateful for your words & your willingness to be shaped. love you!