My Word for the Year
After seeing that Carolyn asked in The SoCal Lady Bloggers group on Facebook if we were choosing a Word of the Year, I was intrigued and rather quickly decided on MY special word that would be mine for 2013…..
I admit that this was chosen on a whim. I’m now quite happy that this word popped into my mind as it certainly does indicate how I hope my attitude is towards life this year. I want to pursue this crazy, awesome, sometimes lonely but often very exciting job of BLOGGING and keep Along Comes Mary here and in your face (in a good way!)
I want to make more exciting opportunities happen. To not be afraid of attending school and making a degree happen. I want to wear my heart on my sleeve and keep looking for a significant other (Oy, I cannot believe I am still saying this.) I want to try to travel and get out there more. I have a perfect excuse. I need to write great stories, no?
And, the only way for all this to occur is via one little word. Persistence, my friends!
I must say, “Persistent” has stuck in my head since I was a teenager reading Seventeen Magazine. I read a fun fashion article by a college intern who modeled cute new outfits and reviewed them. It made me wonder how she became an intern at the top teen publication. Being the snail mailer I was back then, I decided to write this girl a letter and imagine my surprise when she answered me. She explained that the opportunity arose from her English professor at a Brooklyn junior college. She said if magazine writing was a passion of mine, “Just be persistent” and chances would come my way, whether it be for magazines or newspapers.
It’s exciting to think that a new year is upon us, maybe persistence will apply to something not even in my life yet. I hope for many adventures and cannot wait to bring you all along for my ride.
Have you ever thought of a word for the year? I would love to know! xo