I first read about the Word of the Year at Alphabet Salad by Laurel. The idea is to choose a word for the whole year and this word will set the tone and focus for the year.
At first, I was a little skeptical as to how to choose the word and what to do after choosing. Then I read about more and more people doing the same. I was intrigued. And I started thinking if I were to choose a word for 2015 what would it be?
As blank my mind was in search of that word, I was calm. I was absolutely okay if I couldn’t come up with a word for the year. The inability to pin a word for 2015 was acceptable to me. That was so unlike me. And that’s how I came up with a word of the year.
It is not that often I feel calm when I fail to answer. I never feel calm when the road ahead is long and bumpy, unless it is the route I have willingly chosen. I feel much lesser than calm when plans change midway leading to absolute uncertain terrain. And eventually it leads to stress and sleepless nights, so have I experienced. So this year I am focussing on my calmer self, if that’s ever possible.
Word of the Year 2015 – CALM
I would like to stay calm and not panic, next time we miss the bus in the morning on the way to Kanna’s school. I hope to stay calm if my husband comes home from the office next day and says it’s time to pack up now! I sure will try to be calm and not see it as my reflection when next time a mom at Kanna’s school fails to return a smile. I don’t know how I will stay calm if I miss a deadline, but that’s where my focus will be, to stay calm. Isn’t that going to be a challenge now? Of course, it is. The focus is not on winning the race, but to stay calm through the race. Can I do that? Let’s wait and see.
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