What’s the Word?

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.

source: thebridgemaker.com


2 thoughts on “What’s the Word?

  1. Clara Mechelle

    While we are all guilty of carrying/ fostering our own little storm clouds overhead, but I do have to tell you that you do make a difference, and you do lift people up. There have been numerous conversations and occasions that we’ve shared when you have basically taken what I thought was an incredibly horrible/ end of my world trivial experience, and made it relatable and digestible, and helped me to see past the immediate and through to the next step. You are a very inspiring and brilliant person through and through, and I know that you brighten the lives of more folks than you could ever know, including me. I’m so proud of you Tammy, proud to look up to you, and proud that you amazing person are my friend. 🙂 Cheers to you and all of 2012’s blessings to come. 🙂

    1. Tammy Post author

      Thank you, Clara! You made me tear up! I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kind words. You are always such a positive person wise beyond your years. I’m proud to have you as my friend!


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