I started to see this popping up on my social media feeds… Each for one’s own purpose. Choosing a word that will pave the way to a successful 2016. A word of intention to set how you imagine to live out your year. Picking a word that will define how you will live each day.
I thought this was a great idea and wanted to pick a word of my own. I didn’t give much thought to it until I reflected upon the past year and realized how much I’ve been through–mentally, physically, emotionally. Overall, 2015 was a year of growth. With that thought, I picked my word for 2016…
Adapt (v.) become adjusted to new conditions.
I knew that choosing the word adapt would help me shape the next year and ultimately, me.
2015 was full of twists and turns, all of which I wasn’t prepared for. And whether or not I dealt with those challenges the right way, I had to adapt to all of the uncertainty. For the most part, I remember being terrified. Losing close friends, gaining new friends, trying to figure out a career change, questioning whether or not what I was doing was the right thing (which I feel like I ask myself that question every day).
It was a matter of dealing with loss, putting myself and my work out there, and constantly trying to find myself. Essentially, I needed to grow as a person, and that’s what I did… by trial and error of navigating through whatever life had thrown at me at the time. A lot of the time, life was a bitch and I felt like I had better days… But 2015 was also a year of firsts and finally feeling more like myself–like traveling and witnessing the beauty of each new place I got to see, to finally getting my first tattoo, and having the coolest friends I could ever ask for that continue to inspire me all the freakin’ time… Some I even met through social media (Devan, Kayla, Nancy, Tiff, Jaymie, Emerline… I’m talking about you ladies)!
I can’t imagine what 2016 will look like, but knowing what I do now will only help me adapt to whatever happens. I’m ready for it. And if I’m not, I’m ready to adjust the sails to my ship and continue to set sail.
Adapt… That is my word for 2016.
What is your word for 2016?
Picture Taken by Xavier Beso