Reflecting on my 2021 word of the year as I contemplate my 2022 word.
Here we are, 2022 around the corner and I’m certain we’ll kick off the year better than how we started last year (ahem, insurrection). As I work on finding my Word of the Year for 2022, I can’t help but look back at last year’s word. Reading back at my 2021 Word of the Year, I realized I lived my word – HARMONY – as close as possible.
Not going to lie, after 2020 I had high hopes for 2021. And not that I’m saying this year was a total wash, but it wasn’t the year I’d hoped for myself. But again, it wasn’t that bad – anything is better than 2020. This year was all about getting back to myself and harnessing harmony within in me. 2020 broke me. With lock down, my mom’s death, work troubles, and mental health issues – I thought I’d be unable to recover. So harmony was the word I’d fallen on for 2021. I wanted to gain that inner peace that I’d lost after the year before. I needed to gain that inner peace; it was almost like a life and death situation. And in a sense it was.
Harmony taught me well over the this past year. I think for the most part, I did gain that inner harmony I needed to find myself again and get back to me. Meds and therapy also had a hand at that, but that’s a story for another time.
So I want to know, do you have a Word of the Year? If so, what was it for 2021 and do you know your word for 2022? I’ll be sharing mine soon. I’m still playing around with a few options but I think I’ve landed on one that’s been on my heart for the past few weeks. Until then, bye friends and Happy New Year!