It’s the start of a new year…already. I can’t believe 2011 went by so quickly. Back in 2009 I found “One Little Word” and began what has become a tradition for the past two years. In 2010 my word was Transformation and 2011 brought Shine.
Did I shine in 2011? Yes and no. First of all, my definition of shine was:
I want to be happier, become an athlete, and mold myself into the person I want to be…a person who can help brighten someone’s day when dark clouds are hanging overhead.
I think I’m a bit happier this year than I was last year, for the most part. As far as becoming an athlete…I’m pretty comfortable saying I am. I completed 2 1/2 marathons, the unofficial 7 Year Itch and the official Angie’s 1/2 Crazy 1/2 Marathon, a 10 mile race, 10 for Texas, and a new 5K, Bill Crews’s Remission Run. I also stuck with CrossFit for the entire year! Where I fell short was becoming the person I wanted to be. I’m not someone who can brighten someone’s day. I still see my own storm clouds and sometimes have a hard time looking past them. However, I’m still working on it! I will forever be a work in progress!
So, the natural question is what is this year’s word? I have to say this was a bit challenging for me. I thought about “Patience” but that’s just one area I want to work on. Then I thought about “Push” because I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things, but it really didn’t speak to me.
I’ve decided on “Revivify” – to restore to life; give new life to; revive; reanimate. This rut I’m in needs to be filled in and a new path taken. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2012 holds.