It’s a popular activity to pick a “word” for your next year, to find one word that can be your focus, your mantra, the word that will guide you through the whole year. I’ve been doing this for the last five or six years. Sometimes the word works, sometimes it does not. My 2016 word was “Try” which was very fitting with my Project 50. 2016 has also become a “trying” year for me as I struggled to re-imagine myself as a different athlete.
I usually work through either Christine Kane’s document or Susannah Conway’s document. I have a file folder called WORD and I re-use my print outs from previous years. I found another good blog post from Elise Musele.
I went through both Christine and Susannah’s documents on a long drive (I wasn’t driving) and I did come up with my Word for 2017.
I had originally adopted “accept”. But that word is too passive for me. It just didn’t feel right. But now, embrace does.
hold (someone) closely in one’s arms
accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.
an act of holding closely in one’s arms.
an act of accepting or supporting something willingly or enthusiastically
What is Your Word for 2017?