Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Word for 2012

Once a month, we have an all-staff huddle where I work.  It's a great chance to catch up on the happenings around here since our organization does so much different work by people spread out across the state. 

At the beginning of each huddle, we do some kind of ice-breaker.  Normally, these make me cringe as they bring back memories of days in which an ice-breaker seemed a mandatory part of Day 1 in any class you took or group you joined.  Horrid.  Awful.  Dreaded, even. 

(Side note:  I used to get so nervous before tests that I was prepared for that I'd have to poo a million times so you can imagine my level of anxiety on the first day of anything.  Hello, TMI.)

Yesterday, however, was good.  We were asked to give our name and then one word to describe how we felt / looked at going into 2012.  There were a lot of answers you'd expect: energized, ready, excited, refreshed, etc. but my answer was a little different.  My word?


Relieved that 2011 is behind me and relieved that a new year was escorted in without any major glitches.  Relieved that I seem to be on track to a healthier me on a variety of levels.  Relieved that I have a strong base of family and friends that supported me through was was probably the toughest year of my life.  Relieved that I can breathe again.

Also?  Relieved that I know my word can and hopefully will change as the year goes on.  For now, I'm content basking in the glow of filing things away and storing them up but I know that won't last forever.  I hope to be hopeful next followed by rejuvenated.  (Or some other sappy crappy word like that.)

What is your word for 2012?


virg_nelson said...


(I hope to be sassier than ever. I am learning, year by year, to not be afraid or at least that everyone is so it is okay to be scared sometimes. So it is helping me achieve that sassy.)

Jen Craun said...


I like the duality, sort of real, sort of hopeful. Ready for new.

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