I have big plans for this year.
So far, two weeks in and it hasn’t been that wonderful… another negative pregnancy test, more bad news on my parents house and a cold/flu/sinus yuck that won’t go away. There have have some really great things too, but more on that later.
But still, I am expecting a lot from 2013.
I have personal and professional goals that I hope to achieve as well as many things I want for my family.
When I think about everything I hope to accomplish in the year ahead, the remaining 50 weeks, many words come to mind that I believe will help keep me on task and serve as my driving force:
All great words in their own way and very relevant to my life right now, but there is only one word that envelopes what I truly want in 2013:
I want to keep the peace.
I want to make peace.
I want to hold my peace.
I want to be at peace.
In other words, I want to remain hopeful and as patient as I possibly can while trusting the process and myself, focusing on the end result and what truly matters by expressing my gratitude for all the blessings in my life and learning how to relax a little along the way. See what I did there?
It’s the perfect word, all encompassing, a constant and quiet reminder every day of this year. It’s what we should all strive for, globally and within our own hearts and minds.
What’s your one word?