My word for 2015 is Show-Up.
I am five months into this year and just now showing up here on this page. However, I have been focused on my word since January 1st.
December is when I take time to review the past year and to being to think about the upcoming new year and the word that will be my companion for the next twelve months. I enjoy the process and look forward it.
The ocean gave me my word for this year.
I was walking the beach thinking through random thoughts when I found a sand dollar. I wasn't hunting for a sand dollar. I simply showed up for my walk and by showing up I opened myself up for the gift of a sand dollar.
How much of life is like that? How much of life is missed because I fail to show up? How much of life is enjoyed because I simply do show up?
There were many situations in my life that I felt could be improved and expanded if I simply showed up fully and consistently. Five months into this year and I'm very happy with my word, my focus. I have consistently shown up for my morning workout sessions. I show up on my sketchbook pages and in my journal. I show up at my desk daily and more happily now that I have switched to a standing desk, but that is another story. I show up in the kitchen with a determined focus to prepare and eat better food. I show up for events and meetings with an open mind knowing that often the most difficult step for me is the one necessary to simply show up.
So, with a grateful heart I share some of the ocean that I see on my beach walks.