Here we are, Word of the Year time and I’ve finally landed on mine for 2022!
For the past 6 years, at the beginning of each year, I come up with a word for the year ahead. I use this word as my touchstone – a word that I can guide me through the year and that I can come back to when I need to reconnect with myself. It’s like a guiding light I can depend on to assess how I want my year to unfold. Usually, if I have been doing enough reflecting backwards and planning forward, the right word comes to me. And this year, it came to me rather easily.
Drumroll please…my word of the year for 2022 is vulnerability. My girl Brené Brown said it best – we should be celebrating our vulnerabilities. I think doing so allows us to let go of our shame and in turn allows us to live a life without judgement from ourselves or others. Sure, outside forces will try and hold on to that shame, but I’m going to make my vulnerability strengthen me in 2022.
Fully embracing my vulnerability is something I don’t do often, if at all. I allow my shame to keep me in the same place, afraid to let other people SEE me and instead only let them see the version of me I’ve carefully curated. There is so much I don’t let people see, and I think that’s holding me back from being the best version of myself.
So in short, in 2022 I’m going to let my vulnerability be my superpower. I’m ready for people to see me as I really am because I’m ready to step into the woman I’m meant to be.