When many people choose their word for the year, it is a well thought out choice. It is often something that they particularly want to focus on or accomplish throughout the coming year. I seem to stumble onto my words, usually towards the end of December. A word (or words) seems to continuously pop up in unexpected ways and places. Last year had two words, much like the year before. This year however, has only one word. A word that I love and likely overuse, much to the annoyance to those around me. My word for 2022 is ADVENTURE.
Oh man, what a year. The funny thing is, I feel like I say that every year. Each year comes with joys and trials and this one was no exception. Like many others, I grieved cancelled travel plans and lost time with friends and family. But with much reduced abdominal pain this year thanks to surgery at the end of January, I was able to enjoy things as simple as going for walks, or shovelling snow again. This year was far from what I had been expecting and it may seem like the words I chose to represent my year might not quite fit, but I found that my year was more wild and fearless than I thought it would be.
Summer and fall were pretty dry seasons – creativity wise – for me. I was spending most of my time outside and really didn’t feel much like writing. As colder weather sets in, I find myself fitting back into more creative pastimes. And for the last week I had a lot of fun with my favourite October activity, pumpkin carving!
Spring is a wonderful time of year. Everything is fresh and new. The snow is disappearing, tulips and daffodils are starting to make an appearance, and we can finally shed winter coats and don lighter options. There is a lot to do with these warmer, longer days, but one of my favourite activities is spring cleaning. And it all has to do with the little gems of the past you can find.
Finding a well fitting one-piece bathing suit for most women is difficult. Being over 6’ tall with different sizes on top and bottom, I have found it to be nearly impossible. Having to resort to a bikini was not something I always wanted to do. I have found that being comfortable in the water and being comfortable with what I have on my body are two very different things.
As soon as the new year hit, I seemed to be bombarded by social media posts of people sharing their word for the year. I don’t know if this is something common, but it seems to have exploded amongst my friends this year. Happiness.… Continue Reading “Wild and Fearless”
I started to write this post before I had my surgery. It was going to be very positive and uplifting. I had to force every word.