Happy New Year, everyone!
For a while now, I’ve known I would declare a Word of the Year for 2010. You see, a guiding word is, the theory goes, easier to live up to, and ultimately deeper and more meaningful, than the traditional to-do list of resolutions, which, let’s face it, most of us break before March. I know that I usually at least falter on them by March, and that, by year’s end, if I haven’t forgotten about them completely, I’ve only applied them sporadically. So, I am still not sure about making resolutions or setting more specific intentions this year. I’m mulling that over as I work through the lovely workbook and planner I purchased and printed out yesterday. But, I do have my guiding word for 2010, and it is….Drumroll please…
“2. a: (1) to mature into achievement of one’s potential (2) to flourish in youthful beauty, freshness, or excellence b: to shine out: glow”
A quote I’d heard many times before swam through my head for most of December, any time I thought about 2009 ending and 2010 beginning. You may recognize it:
“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin
So, every time I thought about declaring my Word of the Year for 2010, “bloom” kept popping into my head. Just to make sure it would be my word, I looked it up, and the aforementioned definitions are exactly what I want for this year.
I do want to achieve my potential, to flourish, and to glow. I want my life to do the same. Any resolutions I may or may not make, any specific intentions I may or may not set, will revolve around these ultimate goals and guiding concepts.
Here I go…Stepping forward into 2010 with optimism, if a bit cautiously. Here I go…Readying myself to bloom.
Note: The workbook and planner I mentioned above is Goddess Leonie Allan’s 2010: Creating My Goddess Year: A Complete Workbook & Planner to Dream, Plan & Grow Your Gorgeous Year. It is so gorgeous and colorful, and, if you’re having trouble setting intentions and goals for the year or releasing 2009, I recommend it! 🙂 Update: Now you can see a few of the bits of said workbook and planner that I’ve filled out.