This year I wanted to jump on the bandwagon of the one-word New Year's resolution. According to this trend, we should all skip the elaborate New Year's resolutions and squeeze all our dreams and aspirations for the upcoming year into one concise word.
I'm a writer so picking one word shouldn't be all that difficult. I figured the right word would pop into my head, I'd write it on a Post-It and stick it on my computer so I would see it every day.
But New Year's came and went, and the right word never appeared. Days, weeks and now over a month passed as I collected an ongoing list of potential words. But none of them covered everything I want this year to be.
When my word list reached 50, I realized the meaning of my choices went beyond New Year's resolutions. These words describe the journey I've been on since my divorce. These words aren't just for a new year, but for a new me. The divorced me. The single me. The independent me working on a new life chapter.
Every word fits in the image I see of myself. Some words compliment each other, others contradict. But life is filled with compliments and contradictions, right? And as I continue on this path of self-discovery, I'll embrace these resolutions and see where they take me.