I started writing this blog a few weeks ago. The original version was full of hope and promise and two whole paragraphs on living your life with intention and purpose. Since then, however, my optimistic, half-full, warrior attitude took a pitiful turn toward me being a failure and thinking I’ll never be where I want to be.
That’s not the inspiring post I was shooting for.
All that hope and intentional life stuff loses some of its steam in the face of books being returned and feeling like I’m no different from the thousands of other wannabes who are having a hard time rising above the fold. My circumstances got to me. That hope I wrote so emphatically about earlier got watered down by the cold, hard facts (and numbers) of my writing career.
And that brings me back to my word for the year. The whole point of this activity was to put something out there as a reminder—a frame. The Word of the Year should point you toward where you want to go, not where you can’t be.
I thought about just forgetting the whole word thing, but then I wouldn’t have a blog to post, and that would start the domino effect of failure, and despite the fact that I don’t feel so optimistic about my writing career, I will press on. Besides, isn’t part of the point of having a word for the year to give yourself a reminder that no matter what your current circumstances are, you should keep moving forward?
So here goes. I’ve landed on a word that doesn’t really feel like me, and I wonder if it will ever really apply to how I approach life, but it’s something I want to be … it’s something that kind of scares me, and it’s something that I am not so sure how to achieve, but here goes—my word for 2016 is WARRIOR because though I stumble and tire, I don’t want to give up the fight.
How about you? What will your word of 2016 be?