At one point early on this year, I thought about stopping it all. Quitting this self employed lark and just having a hobby where I could make what I pleased when I pleased without the pressure of needing to earn money from it.
But then I realised I couldn’t do that.
I physically mentally soulfully cannot stop creating, and you know what, I don’t want to. I want to make art and take photos and I want to be self employed. Period.
Back in December 16 I chose my word for the coming year and that was Brave.
I never knew having a word for the year could be so powerful. Because of this word I’ve been strong enough to move on from hurt. I’ve been strong enough to face up to my faults. I’ve allowed myself to be more vulnerable and accept that that’s ok. I’ve said No if I knew it was something that i couldn’t or didn’t want to do but I’ve said yes to things even though they’ve scared me shitless!
This word has brought me far this year and I hope so much it continues because I’m not there yet but I’m closer because of it.
It may seem daft to some but to me it makes so much sense. I’m all for learning and improving. I’ve figured out why I am the way I am and these words can only help me improve on the things I need to improve on. Like my bravery. My bravery to take the photos I want to take. Create the art I want to make and put it out there in my little world on Instagram and discover that actually, other people get it too. I’m so grateful to the community of amazing like minded people who are dotted all around the world but totally get what I do. Some I’ve known for years, some I’ll never meet and some I really hope I do. It seems the coming year is destined to bring some of us closer together and I cannot wait to hug these folk and talk for hours with tea, or gin, or both!
This brings me quite nicely to my word for 2018. It took a bit of thought but the word that stuck with me most was TRUST.
I need to start trusting in myself. Trusting in my abilities. Trusting I can play big if I want to. Trusting I am enough.
If this has such as a powerful effect on me as Brave did then I really hope I’m sitting here in December 2018 writing a blog post called
“I only went and f*~king did it”
I trust in the next 12 months!
I’m curious to know, what’s your word for the coming year? Is this something you’ve found successful like myself or is this a new concept to you? Let me know in the comments below or email me.
I’d love to discuss this further if you’re up for it, over a virtual cuppa as always.
Love and new year wishes to you.