Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Word of the Year

Many folks are claiming a word to guide and challenge them throughout the year.  Many of my students and friends have seen my word for 2013:


2012 didn't end well for me and 2013 didn't start off so swell, either.  This was the most fitting word I could come up with at the time, and it served me well.  Not a single day went by when there wasn't an appropriate opportunity to use this word, but I refuse to divulge whether or not I actually said this out loud.

After last year's successful word, I have been trying to come up with a word for 2014.  I have auditioned several and this one stuck.

READY

It is not an exciting or glamorous word; it is a day-to-day word that gets the job done.

We are expecting a major snowstorm later this week.  I am ready.

I am the queen of the last minute.  If someone around me has a need, I am not always able to drop what I am doing to assist.  I want to be better at being ready for my life to leave room for the needs of others.

Last year, I was asked to film a series of DVDs for Handi Quilter on their Sweet Sixteen.  I was ready.  I want to be ready for any new opportunities that come my way.

2014 starts tomorrow.  I am READY.

4 comments:

Bev Tekben said...

A good word. I have the Handiquilter DVD set you filmed. So helpful. I became much more confident with my FMQ after viewing. Thank you.

Margaret said...

I'll borrow your word #&%@ ! at the prospect of snow (those kids MUST go back to school!!)

Sharon said...

I like your word for 2014. If you don't mind I'm going to borrow it to finish this year, as in "I am so Ready for 2013 to be over". Now, I just have to find a more positive word to start the new year.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Jodie Davis said...

Cracked up at your 2013 word. So often the only word to use!
Am ready for 2014 as well. 2013 was a great year, but regrouping for me. I'm kinda calling it a sabbatical.
Bring on 2014!