Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word.
Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?
Last year, the word I chose was Contentment. After a horrible 2010, I just wanted to feel settled and happy. I think I have achieved that this year. Whilst I’m still struggling with the language barrier, I have found a good circle of friends and a wonderful little apartment to call my own. Adapting to life in Germany is going to be an on-going process, at least for the next couple of years, but I’m happy with where things are at so far.
For 2012 I want to embrace the word Growth. I want to grow as a person and become a better version of me. I want to challenge myself by doing the things that scare me and in doing so, truly grow as a person. I want to look back at 2012 and see it full of all the things I accomplished and have no regrets about the things I didn’t do because fear held me back. I want to find myself in a better place mentally, physically and emotionally by the time 2013 comes around.