One Word. Encapsulate the year in one word. Explain why youâ€™re choosing that word. Now, imagine itâ€™s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2016 for you?
Last year, I described the year of progress, but with so many trials and tribulations. But this year, I personally have achieved goals that I had set for myself. They weren’t dangerously high, but they were achievable. Like finding a steady gig. Submitting a proposal for a talk (and getting accepted!. Network in order to get those gigs easily. Give talks. Organize my closets. Finish the book (well I am actually now really close!) Revise the nanowrimo story. Get one good product out from a gig that I can discuss on my portfolio.
I actually did it.
Even though it wasn’t evident on the surface, I did it all. And I did more.
There was a fortune in a fortune cookie that said that I would meet someone who would change my path (for better?). I excitedly met everyone for the next month, hoping that someone miraculous would land in my lap. Until I forgot about it a month later. But every single person I meet has been insightful and interesting. Maybe just because of the heightened interest and hope.
A friend once told me that I had potential if I only focused. Although today, I question whether that friend was truly a friend, I wonder if that’s completely true? So then was the year 2015 a year where I actually applied myself? Or rather that I believed in myself?
I would love 2016 to be the year of confidence.