I know, I am late with this. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’ve picked a guiding word for the year for a few years now, but sometimes the word comes easier than other times. (Here are the words I picked in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.)
I’ve had a hard time coming up with a word for this year. 2019 has been off to such a weird start for me that nothing felt quite right. January was mostly a blur. It was the longest month ever, but at the same time, it still feels like we just celebrated New Year’s (anyone else?)
So, I’ve been racking my brain for a word that could be adequately applied to this year and I decided that my word is going to be BELIEVE.
be·lieve [bih-leev] (verb)
to accept something as true, genuine, or real
to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something
I am generally a glass-half-full kinda person, so my approach to most things is optimistic. So it really threw me off that the shutdown situation effected me more mentally than physically (as in, financially). “Not knowing” when things will get back to normal (or when the next paycheck is coming in) was incredibly hard, even for a general optimist like myself. I want to apply this mindset to my life even more this year. I am not a religious person, but I believe in positivity and karma.
I’ll continue to believe in the good in people, as I always do. In most people, anyway. Not necessarily in the leader of our country (because OMG, is he f***ing it up for everyone!), but karma will take care of that, eventually, am I right?
I believe that in the end, things will work out.
I believe that obstacles are there to be overcome. Is it fun to run into roadblocks? Absolutely not, but there is always a life lesson hidden in the struggles somewhere.
I’ll try hard and believe in myself a little more. Sometimes I feel confident in my work, sometimes I feel like a fraud (imposter syndrome, anyone?) and I know that I need to work on my self-confidence. I am not one to toot my own horn and I surely don’t know how to self-promote, but people value my skills, work ethic and dedication, sometimes you (and with ‘you’, I mean, I) should just believe them.
I’ll believe that we made the right move when we moved (pun intended!) and will make many happy memories in our new place.
I’ll believe that I can reach and work towards those goals I posted the other day.
Sometimes life is about the ability to believe in where you are going, even when you’re not sure what lies ahead.