One Word 2016

Copy of one word 2016

I never picked one word for 2015. I think it served me well. Nothing particular was sticking out to me – no word was standing out and that said volumes. So I didn’t pick anything.

However, in the last year I turned 40. I turned a corner. My word came to me this year in an instant. UNAPOLOGETIC.

Not trying to be sassy, although it sounds like it. Not trying to be RiRi although that was a name of one of her albums. Not trying to be combative. I’m just saying – I would like to stop apologizing for the choices I make/have made and live proud with where I’m at. Stop apologizing via the things I don’t do, say, etc. and apologizing to myself internally.

If I don’t want to watch the Golden Globes and watch Downton Abbey (in it’s Finale Season) instead then let’s do it! If I don’t want to write as much this year and want to work more on my crafts – I WILL. If I If I am a huge Star Wars fan and it shows TOO BAD. If I’m not into the same things that I was two years ago SO WHAT. I work out or I don’t – and if I don’t – then I can’t apologize to myself. I can only work to be better.

If this surgery I have coming up at the end of the month really does a number on me and I have to miss a lot of work, or I get behind, or I look hideous or it ruins my face or it doesn’t work – I WILL REMAIN UNAPOLOGETIC. I have to take a risk if I want my excessive tearing to go away. It’s kind of my own version of “Invictus”.

Invictus

By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.
I also found this quote that I liked that also sums up what I’m about this year:
unapologetic
Here’s one more:
apologetic2
Thanks for reading. I’d love to know if you picked a One Word for 2016.
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