What’s in a word?

COMMITMENT. TEACHER. DEEPER. BALANCE. DISCIPLINE. PATIENCE. GROUNDED. CREATE. HOPEFUL. COMMUNICATE. JUMP

These are some of the words I’ve heard people choose for their year. 

As for me, I’ve been trying to decide between two words: Create and Expansiveness.   For some tie breaking help, I checked out the dictionary (could I be any more of a word nerd?).    

Definition of EXPANSIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1: having a capacity or a tendency to expand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2: causing or tending to cause expansion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3: characterized by high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk : open <grew expansive after dinner>                                                                                                                                                                                                         4: marked by expansion; especially : having a great expanse or extent : sizable, extensive <an expansive interpretation of the law>                                                                                                                                             5: characterized by richness, abundance, or magnificence <expansive living> <expansive taste>

Definition of CREATE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1: to bring into existence                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2: a. to invest with a new form, office, or rank   b. to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior                                                                                                                                                                                         3: cause, occasion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4: a.  to produce through imaginative skill  b : design

And, with that, I feel called to choose Expansiveness.  What I want for and from myself in this new year is growth, engagement, energy, the ability to savor the moment I am in, and the discipline to create the life I desire.  I want expansiveness.    

Have you shared your word for the year yet?  If not, share it now!

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5 responses to “What’s in a word?”

  1. Shoegirl

    Passion

  2. Jennifer Kramer

    I am struggling between Action and Balance. Maybe I need to look up definitions to see which one works 🙂 Love your posts and your inspiration

  3. jen

    Balance with a capital “B” 🙂

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