one little word: Progress

life

One little word.  I guess it's about revisiting today.  Progress reports.  Progress.  Which happens to be the word I picked for myself this year.

Every new year there is a movement in blog land to pick a word to focus on for the year.  Something to inspire you.  Remind you.  Motivate you. To keep you focused on the big picture. It is always inspiring to me that so many people are working toward goodness, simplicity, and happiness all at the same time all over the world.  Chokes me up every time.  

I spent a few minutes looking back at my post from the beginning of the year.  So interesting how your perspective changes through the year.  I feel pretty different than I did then.  Life and the choices I make are a bit more serious to me now.  Not that I didn't take things seriously before, but I was so naive.  And I feel like that's gone a bit.  Which, if that gives me a more realistic view of the world, and I think it does, I'm ok with it.  

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Progress: a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage; growth or development; continuous improvement; forward or onward movement; the forward course of action, events, time, etc. 

My progress has been focused on self discovery.  And I've put in a lot of work.  The emotions of the year have been so up and so so so down.  Sometimes you have to go to that dark and scary place to discover yourself.  And you will come out of that dark and scary place a little bit broken.  A little bit guarded.  A bit more brave.  And a bit more confident. If you are on a path of self discovery, be careful what you ask the universe for.  You just might get it.

I'm definitely making progress.  And it's definitely positive.  And there sure is more work to do before the year is over.

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Isn't it interesting the difference a year makes? 

 

M

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