Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Word of 2015...STRETCH!!

I love New Years!  It's a time to look at who you are and decide who you want to be.  Every year I try to move a little closer to my ideal self.  And rather than New Year's resolutions, I've using a word of the year as a touchstone.  I've been using a word of the year for...well, years now!  It's nice to see that the trend is catching on!  Yep, that's me...a trendsetter!  LOL

I've had words like last years, Step as well as Optimism, Change, Awareness, Moment...

I pick a word, post it prominently on my desk and try to use it as a focus for the year.

I've been mulling 2015's word for a while now and hit upon it last night as I was drifting off to sleep.

Drumroll please.

The word is...STRETCH.  Like last year's Step, the word has both physical and mental applications.

Physically, I'm hoping to try to add a bit of yoga to my daily 10,000 step routine.  I'd like to become more limber and flexible.

I'd like to become more limber and flexible in my inner life as well!  I want to step out of my comfort range and try new things.  I want to expand my way of thinking and try to look at things from a new perspective.

Yes, I like the word Stretch!  It makes a great word to center my year around!

I think I'll need that limberness as I look at my year's schedule!  I've got three releases (Carry Her Heart in April, Her Second Chance Family in August, and The Way We Used to Be in November).  I've started scheduling speaking gigs...there's Ohio and NY so far.  I've got a lot of books to write for 2016.  And I have some family trips planned...a cruise and in the fall, my husband and I are meeting my best friend and her husband in Florida!  Yep, I think that a bit of limberness is in order!

How about you?  Do you have a word of the year??


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