Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Starting Gently with a New Word
So, here we are. 2014. I'm not sure how it happened, but here we are anyway.
I'm starting this new year gently. Happy to put the glitzy Christmas stuff away and welcome a fresh start. A bit of spring cleaning, a bit of looking back and taking stock and very gently looking ahead and setting some goals for the new year. No lists, no massive resolutions. Gently building on what has gone before.
Last year my word was brave. And through that word I finally opened my Etsy shop and started talking and thinking about myself as a photographer and artist. Added to that a fair bit of bravery was required all round the family with new schools, new jobs and lots of change. Brave served me (and us) well.
As my words before (2012 and 2013), my word for this year found me (around October time) and pursued me relentlessly until I accepted it. To be honest, I'm still not entirely sure what my word means for me yet. But I am taking it on trust that this is what it is meant to be and that it will reveal and unfold itself as the year goes on. Even writing that last sentence feels like a pretty major (and dare I say, brave) shift for me.
My word for 2014 is story.
Thank you for all your support, comments and inspiration during 2013. I'm looking forward to sharing more of that this year and I hope you'll join me on this little adventure and be part of this story too. :)
And finally, leaving you with my favourite image of 2013. A familiar sight in our house. I can't tell you how much her love of books makes me happy.
Wishing you all a very happy new year. Do you choose a word for the year? I'd love to hear it, please share in the comments. :)