The end of the year is upon us. As usual,I find myself itchy to make lists, journal, brainstorm and dream about all the possibilities ahead. Over the last few years I have chosen a ‘word of the year’ per Internet trend. A word to nag at me as I make decisions, reminding me of my intentions and of my vision for how I want to live this life. Two years ago I chose thrive, and ran a 5k for the first time ever. Last year I chose ease, and tried to allow myself to choose the path of least resistance, to not over complicate things. This year the word that is calling me is growth. A year for pushing a little more. For digging my roots in deep and reaching up for the stars at the same time. I am feeling ready for both the discomfort and the joy that growth can bring.
I’ve scheduled two retreat days with my critique group ladies during the first week in January. A time to work (on an exciting new project for one of my very favorite publishers!) and a time to reflect and plan, as well. If I can, I will extend it to 3 days and spend open day on my own with my lists and journals. Dreaming up a year of growth and expansion, and getting ready for the adventures ahead.