I have spent the last several days thinking about what one word I wanted to define my coming year. It’s easy for me to make a list of resolutions, but it’s also easy for me to forget about or even break those resolutions. Choosing one word is different. It creates focus. There’s no list to be left unchecked or forgotten. You simply try to implement your word to each day and each situation.
There were several words that came to mind. But the word I decided I really wanted to focus on is Stand. This past year has taken me to places I never imagined. I’ve seen great sorrow, heartache, hopelessness, and desperation (and I’m not even talking about the election, haha.) I’ve been shaken to the core while needing to stay strong for others. And there’s nothing I want more than to help others. That’s a big reason I started this blog. And I’ve realized as I try to help others up, I need to already be standing.
Standing also reflects a tone of confidence. This has been something I have really been trying to accept within myself. Probably one of my biggest insecurities is my credibility. Why would anyone want to listen to what I have to say? If they knew my background, they would surely scoff and roll their eyes. I want to get over that insecurity. I need to stand up for my knowledge and opinions, whether people agree with me or not.
So here I stand. I stand for myself, for my values, my beliefs, my family — and I stand for you. When you feel like you can’t stand any longer I am here to stand with you.
What is going to be your word of the year? Tell me in the comments!