I hope you were able to ring in the new year with good company, good food, and a fresh outlook on the year ahead! For 2016, the eAmbassador team is mapping out their year by assigning it one word to live by. So no resolutions, no promises, just one word we hope to remember throughout the year in order to keep us in check.
So with that being said… my One Word
365 366 is………*drumroll please*
(Who saw that coming?)
Now if it wasn’t for divine intervention (aka my dad’s reminder that it’s a leap year), how I would’ve came to choose just one word is beyond me.
But, I chose leap not just because it’s only fitting and because anybody who knows me understands my obsession with puns and my need to connect everything. I chose leap because I was going to choose words like hope, believe, love, and growth. So, I combined those words into one because I need to take leaps in multiple areas of my life this upcoming year in order to anchor hope, stimulate belief, express love, and witness growth in myself and others.
This year, I refuse to let fear overrule my risk-taking tendencies, my capacities to love, and the opportunities to dip my feet in cold water (both in the summer and in the winter).
2016 has to be the year I step out of my comfort zone in the areas of my life that I have tended to neglect in the past. I’ve noticed I only step out of my comfort zone when it comes to career choices, opportunities, etc… This year, I want to take a leap of faith in my faith itself (as a Christian), in relationships, and in travel.
I’ve just been too fond of the excuse-making-me, and I’m bored with it. I want to take leaps and forget the fear of tripping over myself. My new life motto is that there are 100 billion galaxies out there; so what if I make a mistake or two? The universe is far too grand and meaningful to sulk over what should have been, could have been, or would have been. I want to learn and grow by making mistakes – is that so bad?
So here’s to you 2016, the year I’ll be taking a leap to strengthen my faith in myself, and in humanity. I want to learn more about the people around me, and the world we live in through these leaps. Hopefully, by the end of 2016, I’ll look back and believe that something changed in me – for the better.
So, instead of feeling bad about myself because of the resolutions I’d probably break a week into the year, I’ll hold onto this word that I will attribute to my life all year round. This way, there’s no pressure of any kind.
Best wishes to you lovely reader – happy new year, let 2016 be yours to look back on and love even more than 2015.
Leap into this leap year with me!
P.S. Be sure to check out my fellow eAmbassadors’ chosen word by using the hashtag #OneWord365 on Twitter/Fb/WordPress, etc… I work with such inspiring people!