2017 – What’s in a Word?
I’ve never been a fan of new year’s resolutions. So 5 years ago, I decided to take up a challenge I found on the internet––the one word challenge. The concept is to find a word to take into the new year. One that will give you focus on who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that will help shape your year.
I spend more time than I should looking for THE word. This year has been no different and after much deliberation, I’ve found my word for 2017; Dawn. This should have been on my radar a lot sooner, it is my middle name, but wasn’t until I saw the verb definitions that I knew I had my word.
Dawn (v.) 1. to begin to appear, develop, etc. 2. to begin to be understood or felt 3. grow light in the morning (I’m not sure how I can do that but it sure sounds cool).
I’ve been a back row sitter for as long as I can remember. I get nervous just thinking about being in front of a group of people or having to lead. This year I want to change that. I want to have a voice and be seen. Even saying that on this page makes me sweat a little. So this year, DAWN is coming with me as I head into 2017. I’ll write it down and put it in my pocket. And when I need to, I’ll pull it out as a compass and get realigned. And in the end, maybe I will figure out how to grow light in the morning…
What word would you choose? I’d love to know.