Now I’m not much of a New Year’s resolution kind of person, but I have in the past chosen a theme or one little word which serves as my guiding principle for the year. I don’t actually remember if I chose a word for last year, but you can check out my 2018 and 2019 posts on this.
Generally speaking, I think I’m pretty good at getting things done and maintaining a routine that works for me, so because of that instead of coming up with a specific resolution or goal, I think about where I am now and where I want to be and how I can get there in a way that works for me. And because my method is so non-specific, I think this is why the one little word thing works for me.
Don’t it twisted and mistake this for complacency…I achieve results, get things done and am pretty happy with where I am and what I’ve managed to accomplish in my life so far, but at the same time I do believe in continual improvement. So each year I think about what I want to get done, or how I can become a bit of a better person than I was the year before and that helps to guide my word for the year.
The Year of No Fear
At some point last year, without really thinking about it, I kind of decided that 2021 would be the year of no fear. I’m pretty much a total scaredy-cat, and over some of the dumbest things too. Croaking lizards would probably be number one on the list, but also people generally terrify me and I take stranger danger to a whole other level. Travel also scares me because I love routine and predictability, and travel, locally or internationally, takes me away from that. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s all I’m willing to share in the here and now.
So, with this train of thought, I landed on FEARLESS as my word for 2021. Here’s to taking the plunge!