Be Bold in 2016 // Word of the Year
I’m so excited to be linking up with some fabulous ladies for the Be Bold in 2016 series. Today is the first day of the link up (it’ll be today and the next three Fridays), and we’re discussing word of the year.
For a long time, I thought my word was going to be “patience.” Patience with my job search, with my books, with myself. But something about patience just feels so…. passive to me, even though I have to work to have patience with myself.
And I felt like the reasons I thought of patience were things that wouldn’t be throughout the year. I’ll be done with this book during the year, and I hope I don’t spend all year looking for a job. While I still believe “patience” is a good thought to have throughout the year, I went with a different word.
Prosperity: “a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.”
Well I don’t know how much flourishing I’ll have in a financial respect (hello student loan payments), I want to flourish in what I do. Whether that’s a new job, publishing books, or something I don’t even see on my radar right now, I want to prosper in it.
I want to prosper in my faith and religion, especially. I worked for the Catholic Church for two years, and while I absolutely loved it, I’m in a different place now, being back at home. I want a personal revival, in a way.
And, even if I fail at whatever I do in life this year, I want prosperity in the lessons I learn from failing. I want to prosper in the every day.
Did you pick a word of the year? If so, what is it?