Discover synonyms: Finding, Uncovering, Unearthing, Realization
Thanks to Laurel Regan (Alphabet Salad), blog post about using a word instead of setting goals I have now adapted it in my lexicon.
She used this method for the year 2014, and it worked for her. The idea is, instead of making New Year’s resolutions set your intention for the year with a word, something that will set the tone for what you want to accomplish.
Well in 2015 I used the word Empowerment and even though I didn’t pick a word for 2016 that word carried me through the last two years. Without me realizing it, as I look back I have empowered myself and done things to secure my future, things that are uncomfortable but necessary.
I have been mulling over words this morning, and nothing seemed to fit until I thought about the word discover.
“So in 2017 I am going to use the word DISCOVER”
The reason this was so poignant to me is that I have yet to discover who I really am. That may seem like a cliché but it really isn’t for me. I have always been a wife, mother, daughter and sister. But I never really put my needs or what I wanted on the front burner ever!
Now I am going through the crisis of losing my husband and my identity, I need to find out simple fundamentals about what I want to do with my life, what is important to me and even. What do I enjoy beyond the obvious?
It is almost painful to think this way because I am admitting to myself the obvious my husband will not be with me on the rest of my journey.