A Word for the Year

Right now, on many blogs, there is a lot of talk about New Year’s Resolutions, goals, and something I only heard about for the first time last year, choosing a word for the year.  The idea of choosing one word to frame my intentions for this year intrigues me.  I’ve been working on writing some goals for this year.  So far, they are more like non-goals or statements of intention than actual goals. Right now, I think I’m okay with that.  This is my life.  These are my goals, and this is my journey.  I can do it how I want.

So, yesterday and today as I’ve been trying to decide how I feel about not having goals in the traditional way of defining them, a word stuck in my head.  I hadn’t really planned to choose a word of the year.  I really intended to craft my statements of intention and non-goals into goals.  Then, yesterday, while I was cleaning up in the kitchen, a word came to me and has been floating around my head since.

I think I am ready to step up and claim my word for 2012.  It is focus.  For so many reasons, this word resonates with me and appeals to me.  I’m hopeful that in another blog post I’ll be able to get all that out and explain why I am so excited about this word.

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