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Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Word of the Year: Choose

My 2015 word of the year stone

First, there was "more." Then there was "impact." Now, it's time to "choose." My word of the year to guide 2015 is choose.

It's actually been there, hovering on the horizons of my consciousness, for the last few months. I was asked to do something that would require a major commitment, and I actually took the time I had to consider it carefully. I ended up saying no, not now, despite a great desire to take part, but also knowing that now was not the time if I want to do that position justice. There are too many other things I've already said yes to, both in my day to day life, and in my own mind.

I've always loved the theories behind decision making, but what I've also realized is that having choices in life is a real luxury. Because of the often abundant nature of choice, it's easy to be bogged down in it. I want to remember how lucky I am to have choices, and to remember that it's okay to take my time in choosing. So many of the big things in life are determined and set for right now, that it's the choices on the periphery that I'm focused on, but it doesn't mean I should take them any less seriously. In a way, "choose" is a lot like "more," in that I'll hopefully make the choices that lead to more good things along the way.

That's my new stone above, made by sjengraving, which will join my "impact" stone on my nightstand. Here's to lots of choices in 2015.

What about you? Do you have a word of the year? I'd love to hear it in the comments!

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