Last year I picked a focal word for the year. That word was STEADY. And I suppose it was a success. I made steady progress toward various and sundry things. I upped my word count a lot by steady production. I stayed steady on my progress regardless of what was going on this year. I was steady about keeping my eyes on my own paper (mostly). So I think it was a good choice.
I’ve been giving some thought to what I want my word to be this year. What trait I want to work on. As always, my brain automatically starts thinking about action verbs. But action is not what I need to work on. I’m good at action, at getting things done.
I thought about maybe wait. The idea of having to wait for things and be okay with it. But the mere thought of that makes me twitchy and kind of crazy.
Then I thought, maybe, patience. Except honestly I don’t know how you actively work on patience. That’s like saying “Don’t think of a pink elephant.” Then that’s all you can think of.
So I was thinking maybe
As in, finding some. There’s a lot going on in my world that I can’t control, and I need to learn to be okay with it, to roll with the punches.
Keep calm and carry on, as the Brits are want to say. I might have to make a sign with that on it to put on my desk.