This time of year the time seems to pick up speed and race toward the end of the year. The days are noticeably shorter and we begin to become more focused on the end of the year.
A good time, then to check in with your word of the year. Is it still serving you well? Are you satisfied with your choice? How often do you think of it or consider what it means in your life?
Half-way through the year, I changed my word from “scatter” to “distill.” It was
worthwhile. “Scatter” was what was happening to my life–too many open doors, too many choices to keep them all balanced. What started out as some far-flung ideas ended up as not getting enough of the right work done.
It was less of a paring down and more of a taking the essence of my work–distilling–that worked well. I’m glad I made the switch.
How do I weigh the choice? I write the word on random calendar days and see what has happened since the last time I considered it. Because I look at my calendar on the weekly view before the daily view, I see the word coming and going through the week.
Tell me how you remember your word and what it has meant to you so far.
—-Quinn McDonald loves watching words make meaning, whether or not she changes them.