Ever since I can remember I have wanted to write a book. I was never quite sure what the book would be about, fiction or non-fiction, but I knew that I had a book in me.
I think perhaps we all have a book in us, and I am proud to say that I have finally started writing my first book and it is all about how words changed my life
Regular readers of this little blog will have read a few posts on balance and change. These are two of the words that have changed my life.
Let me back-track a bit and tell you about my word of the year idea and how this has evolved into the start of my book.
A few years ago I was in a very dark place. I simply felt that I had no choices anymore, no opportunities and that I was stuck in a situation that I couldn’t change. I hit rock bottom and from this I had a germ of an idea. I did a good bit of navel gazing trying to figure out why my life had got so out of sync and realised that my life was out of balance. This can best be described by a post I wrote about Balloons in a Box.
I decided that instead of a new year’s resolution I would simply choose a word. This would be my Word of the Year. I didn’t know how it was going to work, so I simply started by thinking about it. Literally meditating on the word. Slowly but surely over the year my life started to come into balance and I ended the year in a far better place. Take a sneak peak at how it panned out here.
The next year, after some more soul searching I chose the word Change. Now I can promise you that this was a dramatic word to choose. In a few short months the changes had started happening and they continued to happen. Big changes in my life that although traumatic resulted in a better me.
Choosing words to focus on became a way of life for me and I have spent a year with Discipline as my word, and now this year my words (I felt I needed two) are Create and Respect.
I am really honoured that quite a few people have decided to use this approach to ‘resolutions’ using words like brave, focus, grow and strength.
So the book is started and sneak peaks will continue to appear on the blog. I really do value the feedback and comments, please keep them coming.
I have been through quite a few changes in the last few weeks myself, and have missed out on a few blog posts. All up and running now with my brand new broadband connection so here is a promise to keep the posts more regular.
Thank you for reading.