My word for 2022!

Have you ever chosen a word at the start of a new year? For the past two years, I have chosen a word for the year. In 2020, my word was LEAN. 2020 was about leaning into my spirituality and into my relationships with those who I’m close to. At the end of 2020, I was able to reconnect with a friend that I previously had a painful friendship breakup with. During the year of 2021, my word was THRIVE. During the year of 2021, I thrived in ways that I did not know that I did not know that I needed to. I actually made an acronym for the year 2021. T was to tend to my personal needs, H was help someone, R was remember why I’m here, I was identify what’s going well, V was validate myself and E was expand in the midst of adversity. I’d be lying if I said that I mastered all of these things but this acronym helped me so much.

One thing that I have been reminded of this year is the importance of taking care of myself. That was what the “T” stood for but I’ve neglected to do it on so many occasions. I was focused alot on getting things done. That’s been me for a while. But I had to learn how to cut back and I was forced to stop and refocus.

Now, my word for 2022 was going to be consistency. I wrote down what consistency meant to me. And there was a word that stood out from the paper. That word was WHOLE! Consistency is good but being whole is better.

Although I have been able to have some wonderful experiences this year, a part of me has felt broken. I have not felt whole.

In the words of Maya Angelou, “You don’t need another person, place or thing to make you whole. God already did that. Your job is to know it.” I can always count on my grandmother (in my head), Maya Angelou, to remind me of my true identity.

For 2022, I simply just want to feel complete without needing any type of accomplishments to validate my sense of worthiness. That is what being whole means to me. I want to show myself the same compassion that I show to others and just be in the moment.

Now, what about you? What’s your word for 2022?

Let’s talk about it in the comments!

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