I sort of fell behind on documenting my journey with my 2023 One Little Word,…
I’m joining with Honoré today to share a new monthly update on my One Little Word, Open.
Yes, I’m on a blog vacation this week but I couldn’t let the last update for OLW 2020 slip by without a proper post. I believe I need to honor my word and wrap things up. Honestly, though, even as I wrote that sentence I laughed at myself. Let’s face it, there’s no closure (see what I did there?!) for me when it comes to the word Open.
Living with this word, contemplating this word, studying this word, has been incredible. My emotions and feelings about Open have been so varied. I have cried about it, struggled with it, pushed back on it, and denied it. On the flip side, I have embraced it and welcomed it and considered so many different approaches to problems and situations because of it.
There are words I have chosen that have been okay. Grace and Shine come to mind. And then there are words I have chosen that have changed my life. My first word, Joy!, did that. I also had a wonderful experience with Peace. Nothing prior prepared me for Open, though. Even as I move on and choose a new word for 2021 (announcement on January 1, as usual) I know that Open isn’t done with me.
And, surprisingly enough, I’m glad about it. How’s that for growth?