Good Morning and Happy New Year’s Day Flamelings!
Let’s talk about the new year and what it means to you in a word or three.
Last week ctfd_ricochey asked about resolutions for the new year and yesterday jlly_coppercorn asked about your 2014. Reading yesterday’s comments, particularly from cedarwolfsinger whose comment declared 2015 is the year for flourishing, made me think about my own hopes, resolutions, and rituals for 2015.
As I had mentioned in my own comment, my year was okay. Due to some negative events at the end of the year, I lump it into more of a down year than an up year. A positive to the negative is these events opened my eyes to my life and how I want to live it. If I had to pick one word for 2015, I want to go with the simple word of daring.
I’m painfully introverted and so happen to be quite shy at the same time. I find myself mostly frustrated by this at my place of employment. They do social events, forced team activities and my ‘office’ at work is no more than an airy cube where I hear everything and am aware that everyone can also hear me.
While I know I will probably always be introverted and shy to a point, I use this as a crutch to not even try things. I debated for a full day back and forth with myself on whether to do the Thursday Chatters. I knew I could be a big help to the community but then again, I would have to talk about either myself or what happened in my life or my opinions on matters. All of these quite scary to me!
I want to break free of this fear that keeps me imprisoned and stop turning myself into a cliche. For those reasons, my word for 2015 is daring.
To borrow from the comments of yesterday’s post, what’s your defining word or words for 2015 and why?
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