Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Word of the Year

On Friday, I wrote about something called My One Word. If you haven’t already, go read about it here because today, I am revealing my ONE word!

I’ve felt an unbelievable amount of growth within myself thus far this year. Just this past month, I’ve felt my heart, soul, and mind grow. I’ve gained knowledge about myself that I never had. I’ve inwardly attacked some of my biggest weaknesses. I’ve embraced my strengths and continued to learn more about them and how I can better use them.
It’s been a process and every day is a new day to learn.
And grow.

This year has felt different.
I’ve felt different.

Earlier in life, I started off as this conscientiousness, go-getter, totally involved in everything type of girl. Going to every acting school/class I could, student government, captain of my dance teams, writing until my hands fell asleep. I was a dreamer and believed 100% that I could achieve anything I put my mind to. I wasn’t scared of the real world.

Then, as I got older, I started doubting myself. Comparing myself. Underestimating myself. If you asked me to describe myself, I had no idea what to say. I realized that a lot of the time, I was stuck in between this vision of who I wanted to be and the vision of what I thought I was “supposed” to be, how I was supposed to think, and what I was supposed to believe and more importantly, expect from myself and other people.

I’ve finally been able to start putting those “supposed to’s” aside and start figuring out what I want my life to look like.
More importantly, I’ve started
For so long, I’ve had dreams but I’ve second-guessed them or talked myself out of them. For so long, I’ve wanted to tackle my weaknesses. For so long, I’ve been thinking of plans. For so long, I’ve just felt like I spend all my time “figuring out” what I want to do, be, say, etc. that I’ve never actually gotten to that point.

So, I decided on my word this year. It was quite easy to come up with and it’s a word that I’m excited to focus all my attention and efforts to throughout the rest of 2012.


No more talking myself out of things or doubting my talents. No more spending all my time “figuring things out.” It’s time to actually become those things and that woman that I’ve been trying to become all along.

So, this will probably mean I’ll have to channel the sixth grade version of myself when I had no fear and was full of determination and confidence :)
Sure, life was different then, but, the time I have here on this Earth hasn’t changed.
I put myself to work then and I’m putting myself to work now. I’m ready to see the results. I’m ready to become.

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I plan to surround myself with prints and pictures like the above.
To surround myself with people who encourage me to become who I really am.
To surround myself with thoughts, words, and sounds that inspire me.
To surround myself with faith and light.

This is my year to
After that, my dreams will be at my fingertips. Anything will be possible.

I’m excited to document my progress here on this blog :)

So, now tell me – what’s your word?


Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

Become is such a strong and meaningful word... hope it takes you far :)

Gina said...

Become is such an inspiring word! I hope this year is amazing for you!

Now time to figure out my word :)

xo, gina


Kate said...

I love the word Become. It encompasses so many things and it has so much power. I feel like it's a really great centering word. My word for 2012 is "Believe."

Also, I'm excited about Wedding Wednesday! I love me some wedding posts!

mrsj said...

My word is ride. When I am on a horse it is my therapy and nothing can hurt me.... well I guess I could fall off.

KAH said...

Love your word! You made me really think about what I want my word to be. There's a lot changing for me in 2012 and I think having a word will really help me to keep it all in perspective.


CALLIE said...

Great, Great word!! You will do just awesome at this!

Lauren said...

Love the word and the movement associated with it. I'm still pondering mine :)

Katie said...

You could not have picked a better word for you my friend! Awesome pick. I'm loving the link up idea too..I will link up tomorrow :) remind me please. HAHA I will share some wedding pics!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I absolutely love this! What a great word for 2012, and one that I think will constantly remind you what you're working toward. I think we are all going to do amazing things this year, and I can't wait to see where the next few months take us all!


Daisy said...

Such a great post! Become is a great word :)

Brianna said...

Love it! Such a great quote by Elder Scott (:

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Wow, great post!

Amanda C. said...

That's awesome. I know how you feel. In college I was ambitions and very involved. Now I'm not sure what I am.

Tara said...

Woohoo!! What a great word!!
We are going to have so much fun with this. :)
What a great year this will be.
I know you can BECOME anything you want.

Meagen Breanna said...

That's my word this year, too!