So it’s 2016 and time for those resolutions. In 2014 I came up with one word to guide me through the year and really define what I needed to focus on – LETITGO. Which is 3 words, I know, and could be why I failed – and is maybe why I didn’t come up with a word for 2015. I tried to find ways to let go of all the baggage, hurt and just plain old crap, but so much happened in 2014 and 2015 that made it hard for my brain and heart to focus on what I wanted to do.
Plus it was really 3 words, so I probably shot myself in the foot with that one.
This year, one word came to me – and let’s say became the clear choice for 2016. My one word is CLEAR.
I was reminiscing about childhood today, and a song popped into my head. It’s the theme song from the movie On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, sung by the legend, Ms Streisand. The movie came out in 1970, and it seemed like at least one school class sang it at our elementary or middle school concerts / graduations every year.
It’s a cool movie if you haven’t seen it. But back to me.
Why clear – other than the nostalgic factor? All the things I hope to accomplish can be tied back to this word.
- Clear my mind to focus on new things or on me. The mental baggage.
- Clear the remaining stuff out of my life – the boxes of stuff that I’m still carrying around. The physical baggage.
- Be clear in what I want and be clear with those I communicate this to. Free from doubt. Be transparent.
- Clear up the diet – and Maggie pointed out it’s clean more than clear, but I’m going with it.
- Clear my calendar to do some fun things. I didn’t do enough of that in 2015.
Yes, I did not do well last year focusing on my word, and I still have to take care of the letting go thing. It’s the biggest part of the emotional baggage. By clearing the crap out of my life, I’m getting things out of the way so that I can, hopefully, learn to let things go and move forward with a clear mind and full heart.
Wish me luck!