Last year was the first time that I used a word of the year or #WOTY. As I have mentioned in my last post of 2018, my word for last year was “me”.
Having a word or a phrase to focus on certainly helped me focus on those areas of my life that I felt were important and I learnt a lot about myself the last year.
Not my word.
As I read everybody’s blog posts on what their woty was, I realised that each one of us has a unique road to travel and though I was able to relate to their words, I those words were part of their journey not mine. I had to come up with a word that reflected who I was at this point of time in life and who I will grow to be as the year progresses.
My word of the year!
This year I need to move forward. I know what I want to be and do and I know that there is a lot that I am capable of. But I have also realised that I have fallen in love with myself and I am comfortable with the core person that I am. So I am not looking at changing who I am or what I value. That is when I came up with the idea of ‘Transformation’ .
Transformation is different from change in that I am not planning to become someone totally different but rather become better. To me transforming means honing the skills and talents that I already have and make them better, sharper; using them more.
I am generally a happy person, so I am going to practice becoming happier. I am a good writer, so I am going to write more. By concentrating on getting out of my cocoon and using my wings to fly, I will transform myself into a better me.
The confidence of being able to
transform comes from the fact that I took the whole of last year to find out who I was and what I really, really wanted in life. Now that I know that, it is easy to move to the next stage of evolution. Opening up more, sharing more, being more.
That is what I want for this year!
What is your word of the year? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.