Since we came back home right after Christmas, I’ve been thinking about my word for this year. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might remember that I usually pick out a word to try to be the theme of sorts for the year. I’ve had “courage” and “growth” over the last two years, so I’ve been really thinking about what could guide me through the next twelve months.
This year is going to be a big one for us. I’m launching this brand new course. We’re moving in March / April, and we currently have no idea where we’re going to be heading off to. Lastly, we have no idea what my husband’s schedule will be once we get to our permanent port. Scarily enough, he could end up deployed before the end of the year.
So while I was thinking about all of these things that we’ll be going through, the things I’m trying with my business, the word hit me:
I won’t lie to you – everything going on this year, including that course launch, scares me. I’m already as far from my family as I’ve ever lived, and we could be moving further. I launched that one course that failed, and I’m putting myself out there again in hopes that this one is a success.
But, how would my year go if I sat here and let myself be dominated by fear? I would drive myself crazy with worry. I would end up holding myself back from trying new things in my business. I would end up being stuck in this place of self-doubt and fear.
So, I made the important decision to not hold myself back, to look at everything that may (or may not) come this way as an adventure because isn’t that what life is? One big adventure?
What about you? What’s your word for 2016?