Last year, I chose a focus word for the year: purpose. I’m not entirely sure I lived it out; it’s not like in the course of the year, I was divinely inspired to know my life’s true purpose…but I will say I was much more in tune with the idea of “purpose”. Why was I doing what I was doing? What did I feel strongly about? What direction did I feel my life should take next? In some ways, I think my word led me to the big move and the seismic shift in my whole life as I knew it. It caused me to think, to try things, and to stop other things that didn’t make me happy. In those ways, maybe, it meant something.
And so I will try again. New year; new word.
This year’s word has several different connotations and that’s truly why I think it fits…and the word is, actually, fit. With my move, new job, new life…I am trying in many areas of my life to find the “right fit” for me – in a church, in volunteer work, in my social life, and so on. I’m trying to find out where I fit in – at work, at church, in friendships and family relationships that are in flux. And finally, I need to focus on my health and work hard to lose weight and get fit.
So there you have it. I feel like this is a much more concrete word than last year; perhaps at least as impactful! Stay tuned….