Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Word of the Year 2010: Year-End Report

In January, I posted that my Word of the Year for 2010 was "Thrive".

With the year coming to an end,
I thought I'd post a little bit about how that word worked for me.

Whenever I was having a tough time, I would remind myself to "Thrive".
Just thinking of the word would prevent complete meltdowns.
Well... most of the time!

It encouraged me
to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances
(source: Merriam-Webster)

In 2010, I took some steps towards "normal" again.
It was very difficult but with the word 'Thrive" on my mind, I kept working at it.

It may seem silly to think a single word can really be that motivating but it is.
And while I know I did not accomplish all I set out to,
I think I made steps in the right direction.

Overall, "Thrive" was a good word for me for 2010.
Next week, I will post about my Word of the Year for 2011.

Did you have a Word of the Year in 2010?
Have you chosen one for 2011?


Caitlin said...

Glad that this word helped you this year and GOOD FOR YOU for taking steps toward thriving! I would imagine that that is what Bear and babybear would want

PAM said...

Good for you, Ter. I am so happy to hear such a good report from you, and looking forward to hearing soon what your new word will be.

Susan said...

I love the idea of having a word for the year. It is totally thought provoking!! Wishing you a peaceful 2011 full of forward motion.

Jen Sue Wild said...

I can't wait to see you new word!

I think you did a great job on your word. I can tell you are movingg forward and becomeing stronger..

Happy new year!!

~~Mel~~ said...

I admire your strength and courage! Can't wait to see what your word for 2011 is.

MemeGRL said...

I have thought of you and "thrive" so much this year. And all that progress coke-free--amazing! :) (I am another sporadic addict, so I feel your elation at your success!) Hang in there and looking forward to 2011...