I have chosen a word of the year since, I believe, 2012.
I had big plans. I was going to rebuild things I had lost - my health, my career, my momentum. And none of that happened.
And none of that needed to happen.
Looking back on where I was a year ago, I was looking back. I didn't have the faith in myself to look toward what was coming, what was possible. I was scared and unhappy. I didn't have faith in myself to look to the scary future for my answers. I thought the safe place to look for answers was the past. I thought the way to see where I was going was to look back at what I had lost and find it again. I thought my own personal history held where I needed to go. Not grow, but to get back to something.
2015 and 2016 rocked me. Professionally and financially. And the way to deal with it? Get back what I used to have. Run. Maybe lose weight (even though I never said those words, I definitely thought them.) Find a "real" career. The only way I knew to get back to security was to rebuild - to regain what I had lost. Looking back instead of looking forward.
But that is not what has worked for me this year.
Looking back on 2016, it was not the year of rebuilding. It was the year of recalibrating.
And that is what I have done.
I'm so excited to share my One Word 2017 with you tomorrow!
And I'm also opening up some coaching opportunities in tomorrow's post too! Be sure to come back!