I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to see a new year than I have been today. 2015 was a jerk. Because of where my mindset has been, I kept telling myself that I didn’t need to have a “word” for 2016. That I wasn’t ready. That it wouldn’t matter.
Just a couple weeks ago, I kept seeing a butterfly in my mind. The picture of new birth just would not leave me. Then, my word hit me…emerge. I am not the person I was a year ago. To deal with loss, I have gone into a cocoon of sorts. I’ve changed silently. I haven’t known how to deal with it, so I’ve kept to myself.
It’s time to emerge. I don’t completely know what that looks like yet, but I’m willing to give it a shot. I think this means taking chances and saying yes to opportunities that come my way and take things from there. It means letting go of the idea in my head of what life should look like and make the most of what it actually does look like. It means letting people in and allowing myself to be known. It’s not going to be pretty or easy. “Emerge” is terrifying, but necessary.
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