This year feels different to me.

My timidity is falling away. Devoid of my lifelong surplus of anxiety, I can see the path that I don’t want to lose touch with, my voice through my blog. Writing has always kept me in touch with myself and I need that more and more.

As much as the pandemic has asked us to stay afraid, I can no longer be hostage to fear and isolation. I am freeing myself from these bonds and reclaiming my space and purpose in the world as I see it now, to write and be read. This intention asks to be respected simply.

When my Instagram Challenge host Susannah asked me what my word of this year would be, Forward immediately came to my mind.

Last year’s word was Joy and I feel I did that word justice. It only asked for me to create happiness in my world where I laugh all the time anyway. And I’m getting pretty good at creating joy these days.

I needed to honor my process to continue to blog purposefully. I have chosen to get support for this from several sources. And I am scheming and dreaming of ways to go forward with joy. Create sustainable processes. And include anyone who wants to be here with me.

Thank you for being here with me. It is a joy to know I am not alone. And that I am looking forward to making friends with many more of you in the future.

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1 Comment

  1. Wishing you all the best with your word, getting support is really great. I’m doing One Little Word with Ali Edwards again this year, I did it a couple of years ago, and am loving it. xo

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