Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Word of the Year 2013: Year End Report

Have you noticed I haven't been here much this year??? It's because I've been living up to my 2013 Word of The Year.

As you may recall, I chose the word DO for my 2013 Word Of The Year. And wow, did that word ever play a role in my life every day. Not only did it encourage me to DO things, it also became a bit of a mantra and also a virtual butt-kicker from all my friends. “Ter, just DO it”, they would encourage me.

So, what did I DO this year?? Here are a few things (in no specific order) :
  • I removed certain toxic people from my life. 
  • I started a new job. 
  • I finally got a tattoo in memory of my daughter and her daddy.    
  • I joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. I fought against Fibromalygia and started healing my body. (and went down several jean sizes!) Still have a long way to go, but I'm well on my way. 
  • Drove on a highway in the dark in winter (3 things I hate to do). Technically, I did this the last week of December last year but it still counts. :) ) 
  • I found it easier to decide about getting rid of a few possessions that I had been on the fence about... Just DO it helped. 
  • I 'celebrated' my birthday even though it was my most difficult one to date. This year I became older than my husband. He passed away two days before his 38th birthday. This year, I turned 38. I went out for a few drinks and dinner with some friends and had a wonderful time.

There's a lot more I'm sure, but that is an example of how my Word of the Year 2013 worked for me.

Did you do a Word of the Year?? How did it work out for you??

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