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2 year ago I was depressed. My word of the year was “okay.” As in, whatever, or I don’t care. It started at work (teaching is not what it used to be), but the apathy quickly spread to other areas of my life. I felt impotent against so many things that were outside of my control, so I just let whatever was going to happen, happen.
Last year I again didn’t make a word of the year… it just sort of happened. It was really only through reflection that I could see a theme. If I had to pick a word to describe last year it would be “breathe.”
Just breathe, as in take a deep breathe and do it. Breathe and relax. Breathe and let it go. I took a lot of risks, some worked out, some didn’t. I talked myself down from a few ledges. And I had to come to accept some really shitty things.
This year I’m taking my power back.
I am not going to just take risks. I am going to own them. I am going to make smart choices that help me reach my goals.
I am going to be. a. BOSS.
That, my friends, is my word for 2017; BOSS. Yes, in all caps. Because I’m not going to half-ass this year. I am going to own it. I am going to rock it.
I am going to be a BOSS over my anxiety and stop letting my fears get the best of me. While I know I will never be able to completely stop my natural tendency to see every possible thing that could go wrong, I am going have more positive inner voice to talk myself through those fears.
I am going to be a BOSS over my finances. My money isn’t just going to go wherever it wants. It’s going to go where and do what I damn well tell it.
I am going take control and be the BOSS of my own health. I am going to eat foods that make me feel good physically and mentally. I am going to move in ways that invigorate me and make me want to keep going. And I am going to complete the AVON 39, something I was unable to do in 2016 because my feet suck. (I’m still working on getting my feet not to suck, but I bet losing weight will help!)
Are you with me? Are you going to be a BOSS this year? Are you going to own your choices? Then let’s do this!
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