2023: One Word

One Word. Encapsulate the year 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 2022 for you?

From years past: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010

The one word that captures this year:

Maybe it was because I had limited vacation from the new job. Maybe it was because I didn’t want to spend more money on writing workshops and classes. Maybe it was because of all the things that Chris was experiencing. I didn’t progress in writing. My body didn’t progress (again). And so I ended up in the same place as I did last year.

And yet, you could say that I actually did achieve connection, because although I didn’t change much at all, I strengthened what I had. Particularly at the Ruby where I got to know people, which was a huge contrast from the previous year. I led a writing retreat there (plus the one with Jeffrey and Liwen). I stayed in touch with many people. It wasn’t all for naught. I got to know people at work. But I am still here, unchanged. And of course, Chris went through one of the worst things ever.

But no change isn’t that bad. It means that things didn’t get worse, though it didn’t get better.

For next year, it should be: Movement.

Can it be? Can it be growth? And hope? And change? or just a nudge to something else?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.