Throughout December, I will be sharing my personal responses to the prompts of Reverb11. Below is my response to the first prompt.
1. One Word. Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you? (Author: Gwen Bell)
I want to sign like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. -Rumi
In 2011, I chose to begin with intention. I set clear intentions that aligned with my values. But along the way, through the hustle and bustle of daily life, my focus went to a single intention. I had tunnel vision and devalued my other values and intentions. My identity and self-worth were dependent on a single intention, one tiny component of my life. When this one area of my life was challenged, I found myself needing the other areas of my life (the areas that I had neglected) to keep me afloat. I learned that to begin with intention is wise, but only if you reflect and redirect with intention along the way.
In 2012, I choose to nourish confidence through self-compassion. I want to focus on rebuilding my self-confidence and mindfully attending to what I do well and what makes me sparkle. In order to communicate confidence and garner trust and respect from others, I need (and want!) to value my own opinions and trust my inner compass. At the end of 2012, I hope to radiate confidence.
What would be your one word for 2012?
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