space #oneword365

I didn’t choose a word for 2017. Not deliberately, it just didn’t occur to me; I didn’t get round to it; nothing embedded itself in my imagination. I was too busy writing LOTS of words, to be honest! What might it have been, in hindsight? Hard to say, because so much was going on. I suppose the best description might be ‘full’. Full can be a good word, signifying abundance. It can also be a bit of a ‘too much’ word and I think, depending on which part of the year I found myself in, both could be appropriate!

The word that has come immediately to mind for the forthcoming year is 'space'. How will this express itself? Finding space for that which I need but have neglected? Space to think and consider? The wisdom to use the space I have in a good way? Space in my mind - just to let go a bit. Rearranging commitments, scaling back a bit? Any or all of the above, I suppose. www.lucy-mills.com I wrote that paragraph having already chosen my word for this year … and now I smile at the contrast. The word that has come immediately to mind for the forthcoming year is ‘space’. How will this express itself? Finding space for that which I need but have neglected? Space to think and consider? The wisdom to use the space I have in a good way? Space in my mind – just to let go a bit. Rearranging commitments, scaling back a little? Any or all of the above, I suppose.

I hope I manage to carry something of that essence into 2018. I get busier and busier… but I need a space – emotionally, spiritually, creatively… I want ‘space’ to be an accurate descriptor of 2018. Whether it will be, I’ll have to see. At the very least I have identified the need for it. Without it, I falter and fade.

Do you ever choose a word for the year ahead? Do you find it useful? Do you even remember it, as the year goes by?

5 thoughts on “space #oneword365

  1. Rosalie Squires says:

    Not a word for a year, precisely but I have written a journal for the last twelve years and given each year a title – either a single word or short phrase. I would name each forthcoming year at the beginning – Advent Sunday – and so it had the same sort of aspirational feel as you describe. But the last year or two are still missing titles. I kind of ran out of ideas.

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