It’s that time again. Time to figure out what my word for the coming (tomorrow, for goodness sake) New Year should be. I’ve had some difficulty deciding. And really, it’s more of a phrase than just a word, though it can be either, I suppose. The point is it’s an action more than simply a feeling; a reminder to: Just Do It, to Go For The Gusto, to Grab Life By The Horns, to stop waiting for whatever it is I’ve been waiting for, to say YES to everything. I said back in September on the 3rd anniversary of my attack that I had survived and was ready to thrive. It’s time to take it a bit further and stop being so guarded. Do I have a good reason for continuing to hold myself back? For my heart and mind still being the slightest bit closed? Perhaps, but where does that get me? Alone…not necessarily lonely…but definitely by myself a lot of the time.
So my word for 2015 is YES! And my phrase is Say Yes To Everything! Well, most everything. I am all for dancing like no one is watching, loving like I’ve never been hurt (or, for that matter, sexually assaulted) but I draw the line at singing like no one is listening, because the truth is I simply cannot hold a tune. Okay, not only cannot I not hold a tune, I can’t even get into tune. So, no singing; any and everything else, though, I intend to say YES to.
I also intend to continue my twice a week posting. Last week I was in Atlanta for Christmas and decided to skip it since it’s more challenging to do it on the phone. Overall, though, I did pretty well throughout the year with my intention for 2014 and consistently posting. I find I really do need a set schedule to make it happen. Some weeks I didn’t post on Wednesday, but I discovered that Thursday is just as good in case I can’t get my act together for Wednesday. As for my Sunday posts about books that I read that have made a difference in my life and in my healing process, I’ll continue with those for the foreseeable future. I love books and love to read, so I don’t think I’ll run out of recommendations for a while.
Thank you to all who continue to read my story. There is so much yet to be told.
And as the sun sets on 2014…HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.
May 2015 be full of love, happiness, prosperity, peace and joy for us all!