I know that I posted about the "words" that I chose for 2010 and 2011. somewhere.
I know that I wrote about why they were important to me. But I can't seem to find those entries...
I do know that I wanted to choose verbs. Words that had an action attached to them. Words that I could use to hold myself accountable when I was afraid or lazy.
I moved from Oregon to Southern California in January of 2010 to start a new job, in a new place.. and to begin a new life really. I had to force myself to get out and explore. Knowing this was my "word" for the year was a great reminder for me to take risks and to be open to new ideas and new possibilities.. To give people a chance and see and experience everything I could.
I wanted to take all of that exploratory goodness and channel it into something that actually helped me to become a better person. I wanted to focus on learning how to use those experiences to learn about myself and learn about the world around me. I also wanted to grow in all the different areas of my life. I wanted to grow my relationships, grow my career, grow my hobbies and give my dreams space to grow too. No more limits, no more being stuck in old patterns.. I hope this never stops. I hope that GROWING is always one of my goals and one of my priorities.
This probably seems self-evident to everyone but me. But.. going into this new phase, becoming a wife (!) and a partner.. I want to be intentional. I want to create the best relationship that we can. I want to create an environment that he feels loved and safe and secure and I want to create a home for us. I want to create a life together. Not only that, but I want to get back into creating art, and at another level.. crafting meals and creating clothes and making everything from soap and candles to shampoo and chapstick. I want to create everything I can. I want to see beauty all around me and create positive experiences for myself and for everyone I meet. Intentionally.
Cheers to 2012! ...what will you create this year?