Last year's word was visible, and even though I said it out loud I didn't know just how visible i was going to become. I guess i expected to choose a word and then just forget about it and go about my business; apparently that's not how it works. If you set your intention on a word, it might just come true, hence the need to choose your word wisely. In 2009 I finally attached my full name to this blog, started posting videos of my face (!) and was accosted by two blog readers in public (which i'll admit was really really lovely :) Lately I've been feeling like i'm all over the internet which occasionally gives me the shivers (i googled 'susannah' the other day and was on page one of the results. Page one! It was a weird feeling, people – a bit like leaving the house without any trousers on).
I thought my word for 2010 was going to be love, as that is the one thing/state I have yet to draw back into my life, but over the last few weeks I realised that I want a bigger word, a word that will encompass all that i'm wishing to create in my life – in love, work, living and playing. So, after more thought, my word for 2010 is…
The last year has seen the creation of a solid foundation, and now I'm ready for take off. I envision this next year as a pliable thing, something i can knead and mould, and make into any shape i want. So why not make it BIGGER? Expanding to make more room for abundance and creativity. Horizons stretched, barriers conquered. An expanded heart to welcome my nephew into the world; an open door for love to find me again. I want to chase after my dreams and make them happen; I want to be brave and bold in my choices. I want to live widely and colourfully; to believe whole-heartedly and shine my light brightly.
What's your word for 2010?
Maybe you need three words? If you want to explore this idea a little deeper check out Christine Kane's (free) Word of the Year workbook and Goddess Leonie's colourful Workbook & Planner. Maybe this will be the year you break up with fear? Or find out what your superpower is?
Anything is possible! I'll meet you back here tomorrow next year with something pretty for your desktop… Happy new year, friends!