Yes, it's that time. A new day in a new year and time to think, dream, ponder, consider when and how and where life will take us this year. I've been contemplating the one word thing mentioned here and there. One word to focus on for the entire period of 365 days that will guide you throughout. How can something so simple be so hard. After going back and forth, coming up with intent, pursue, perceive, deliberate, purpose, and all the synonyms that go with these words, decided I need more than one word, a sentence, heck, a whole paragraph to focus on. And how do I come up with a word that will not only guide me, but help me guide my son and my husband. Our life is way too eclectic to narrow it all down to one word. It would be too limiting and I've never really cared for labels.
Then I came across Vance Havner's quote and my imagination took off:
We're constantly climbing up and forward and there are periods of time when we rest on the landing, before we start moving again. Sometimes down a few steps, but mostly up and onward. The stairs may split, giving us two directions to choose from. Or magically like Hogwarts, may suddenly shift off into a whole new direction we didn't expect. So....no specific word as we aim for the next step, the next landing, the next floor. As clear as mud, right.The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
So while we are thinking of all those life goals involving our business, education, health and spiritual, I'm working on figuring out my writing goals for this year. Taking a tip from Gabriela of DIYMFA on how to make writing resolutions stick I'm going to do my best not to have the 'eyes are bigger than my stomach syndrome'. Stay tuned!