As has happened in the past, I have had my one word for 2017 picked out since about October: COMFORT. I was happy, comfortable even 🙂 , with my choice. Thinking ahead, I could see all sorts of ways that I could be welcoming my new word into my life. Comfy clothes! Comfy shoes! Comfort foods! Warm in front of the wood stove in the winter! Only putting myself in comfortable situations!
And then a different word snuck into the periphery of my psyche. Actually, snuck isn’t really the right word…slammed is more like it. I was just sitting there, minding my own business, when it hit: CHANNEL.
I don’t know. It’s kind of growing on me.
I think that comfort, although a very nice idea, wouldn’t push me to grow in ways that channel, like 2015’s brave, might.
I just have a feeling.
Because this year’s word, grace, although lovely, didn’t push me like brave did. As a matter of fact, there have been reverberations of brave all throughout 2016, even though it was the prior year’s word.
Maybe you’ll choose one word to focus on for the entire year this year. There is a word finder to help you choose on myoneword.org.
Disclaimer: Nothing is set in stone. I reserve the right to change my mind at the last minute. I work best under pressure. 🙂
2 thoughts on “MyOneWord 2017”
I LOVE your word, Claire! Resilient! And also how you pointed out that sometimes we don’t choose our word. Our word chooses us.
I like it! It’s unusual so it invites interpretation, which in turn invites growth in multiple directions. I haven’t heard of “my one word”–will check it out. Last year I did this on my own, though (well, circumstances sort of did it to me) and I chose the word “vulnerable.” I had to grit my teeth a lot. This year the word sprang up a couple of weeks ago: resilient. Good luck with channel!