It has been a couple of years since I chose a word for the upcoming year. I had mixed feelings about choosing a word and was unsure of which word would really fit. My unofficial word for 2012 was CHANGE.
I have been thinking about what I want in 2013. I have been thinking about goals for the year. I have been reflecting on all of the changes that occurred in 2012.
I thought about UP, but that did not stick. After all of the changes during the past the year, I am looking for ways for things to settle down. I thought about the word PEACE, but that does not fit either.
Then I found the word CREATE. This word fits. I think the next year is about creating the life that we want to live in California. This past year was so much about change and getting some big things set up (a job for me, finding a rental house, moving twice, etc.) I feel like many things were just about adjustment, settling in, and reacting to things as they happened.
The next year is about being proactive, finding a work/family balance, and connecting with want we really want out of our lives in California. I love the energy and positive connotation of the word CREATE.
I checked on my past words. My 2007 word was DISCOVER and my 2008 word was CHALLENGE. My unofficial words were BABY and ALEX for 2009 and 2010. My word for 2011 was HAPPINESS. I learned about the "One Little Word" idea from Ali Edwards. My 2013 word came to me from another blogger, Karen Walrond who has an upcoming online course titled CREATE 2013. I have not decided yet if I am going to take her course, but I love the word.