Saturday, January 01, 2011

What’s the word?

I’m looking for a word for this new year. Last year I chose “Good” and made a little banner to hang above my computer. See it here.

This year I need a word that will mean something all year.

I’ve thought of:
Get off your duff
Stop inertia

Those words or phrases are not right. I need something to inspire me. I have been in a resting phase since October 2010. It was as if all the air had suddenly gone out of my balloon. Right after Robert died in May, I plunged into some community work and kept on trucking. However at the six month marker the doldrums hit. I am cozy and comfortable and content, but not motivated to get going on something interesting.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

It is hard to pick a word for a whole year - since we can't see the future. I am thinking of the word Honor - so many different ways to interpret that - so I'm working on ways that would make that one mine. It can be adapted to many people in many ways.

Maybe the doldrums are where you need to be - maybe this is time for you - and then maybe things change and on you go - pressing forward.

I'm also trying to live NOW - that is really hard for me - I spent a lot of time in what-if-land, and how-come-land, and oh-no-it-might-come-land. I need to live in now-land and enjoy the now that is happening. Maybe my words for this year should be self-lecture. :-)

Happy new year my friend - where ever you decide to go and how ever you decide to get there.

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Blogger pirate said...


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Anonymous nicole said...


Also, the half year mark is an important one in grieving, the whole process shifts gears right around that point. So I'm thinking the slowing down is probably a natural thing to happen. Plus, October is when (here at least) everything starts getting darker and, for me at least, that's when my energy levels drop to get me ready for hibernation ;-)

Or, you could go with "MULFER" which is my word verification... It does have a nice ring to it ;-)

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Blogger Warty Mammal said...


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Blogger Waterrose said...

Just be you.

Happy New Year

6:49 PM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

It will come to you!

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Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...


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Blogger Collagemama said...


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Blogger Tanya said...

Get to... That's what I'm adopting this year. I get to do things rather than have to do things.

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Blogger Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

You have lost your life-long partner, yet you are still moving, going on...whether or not it feels like you are standing still. Perhaps trying something new would be uplifting, such as watercolors or needle-felting or whatever might interest and challenge you. But, being cozy and comfortable is not a bad thing...

7:51 AM  

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