It was early in 2013 when something flicked that switch. I was into my 40ies and had been living with a bearable discontent for a few years.
I wasn’t prepared to live with it any longer. I wanted more, so much more and I was ready to do something about it.
Whenever I thought about how I wanted life to be, the same word came to me – FABULOUS.
That word became a guiding theme for that entire year.
I asked myself daily how I could feel more fabulous, have more fabulous, be more fabulous and as the answers unfolded, so did this realisation.
My life was a tangled mess of commitments and obligations I was growing to resent, and there was no room for fabulous in that.
Life was so cluttered and choked by what was already going on I hesitated to dream big and even imagine wanting more……I couldn’t possibly fit another thing in.
I was working hard to manage, tidy and afford a whole lot of stuff I no longer wanted and felt heavy and drained by the life I had created.
Enter the word NIMBLE.
Nimble would guide me through 2014, the year I decluttered, opened up space and allowed room for difference.
It was a challenging year of saying no… a lot, and emptying out… a lot.
My mind swirled with self-doubt and I oozed uncertainty from my pores, yet, by the year’s end I had made space to dance and explore in.
I now had ample time to think and to choose.
I approached 2015 ready for EASE.
A feeling, a theme, an intention that once again presented itself to me and I embraced.
I was settling into a different life. Less commitments and more space was uncomfortable and confronting.
Doubt ran close to me, taunting me to fill my life with stuff and busyness.
Ease encouraged me to wait, sit with my discomfort, journal more and get away more.
I meditated, practiced yoga, walked the dog and eventually sat still and listened to my craziest thoughts…….I got to know and feel EASE.
As I entered the final months of 2015 the lingering haze cleared and I knew what I wanted like never before.
I could see so clearly and the word that came to me was FOCUS.
This is my year for FOCUS.
After Fabulous opened the door to more, Nimble guided me to make room and Ease supported me to be patient while gaining clarity from my truth, I am now ready to Focus.
I want to feel focussed, be focussed and have FOCUS.
2016 here I come.
Will you have a word for this year?
Would you like one?
Is there a word that seems to call to you when you read, hear or see it?
Maybe a word has already chosen you and is simply waiting to be embraced.