So last year, I chose two words for 2015. Persevere and Abide. I never really followed up on the initial post where I proclaimed this, but I did think about the words. Persevere, for instance, is what I say to kids who give me helpless shrugs. Don't tell me you "can't". Persevere. It's really just an educational way of saying Deal with it. I think, if it's said in the right context, it can also mean Bye Felicia. In the nicest way possible.
So anyway, I did persevere this past year. I dealt with deployment, NTC, and all the complications that go along with life in general pretty well. I think I can shelve perseverance for 2016. It's just kind of part of me now. In reality, it's been part of me since 2009 when this whole army thing began.
Moving on to Abide. This is kind of a different story. I'm not good at it, so it makes sense that I chose to work on it in 2015, but I don't think I actually worked on it that much.
The definitions for abide that I feel apply to me:
So, words for 2016...any ideas? I can't really come up with one and I don't even know that I want to, but Gretchen says it's a good idea to hold your focus...sometimes I don't know that I WANT a focus because too many focuses (let's face it, this is what happens) lead to too much much stuff happening and that equals stress and burn out.
Maybe balance. Or retreat. Because lately I've been thinking about going back to the roots of what makes me happy, not constantly trying to become someone I'm not. Or maybe amend or ameliorate. That's what I'll do...pick a super obscure word like ameliorate. I might have to think about this for a week...
Did you pick a word for 2016? Did you follow through on any words for 2015?