Guiding Word

I was recently reminded, by my friend Jen, about the guiding word method of setting new year resolutions. Last year in addition to a number of fitness and art goals, I also picked a word that would be the focus of my year.  Vibrancy was my word for 2009. I will admit that I forgot about this word towards the end of the year here, but I did have it in mind during a number of art projects throughout the year.

Stop & Smell the Vibrancy

I had considered it the year before that, but didn’t end up picking a word in 2008. Some of the words I have considered in the past Growth, Health, Action, Adventure, Discipline, Artfulness or Creativity, Immersion, Journey, and Interact.

The words I considered for 2010 include Aspire, Forward, Journey, Resplendent, Transformation, Triumph.

I went with the word Journey becasue I feel like that is really where I am with my life right now. I have a lot of life, fitness and health goals set for this year. Dealing with food issues has been a life-long struggle and I acknowlege that it will continue to be a life-long journey to improve this part of my life. I feel like I have accepted this, there isn’t going to be one thing that I do that magically fixes my food issues. I will need to continue to live and work with it for the rest of my life. And it will be a journey that I am finally looking forward to.

There are a lot of artists that set the tone for their year in this one-word manner. DaleAnne is going to be in Action for 2010, Jen is looking for the Light, Cyn is going to Manifest this year into something wonderful.