To sum up a whole year with one word is a difficult thing. There are many words that come to mind when I reflect upon the year 2010. Words such as anxious, scattered, beginnings, endings, family, friends, joy, sadness, healing, passion and creativity are only a few that come to mind.
If I have to choose just one word, though, I would say SEEKING. This year, I have been trying to find my place in this world, trying to find the life that I am meant to be living, trying to find my niche, trying to find an outlet for my creativity and trying to find some healing. Through this process, I have attempted many new things and to some, I imagine that I must appear very scattered and desperate. It is difficult to find what you are looking for when you don't know what it is. It is not all bad, though. In my quest to find "it", I have found that I really love writing and the benefits of this discovery are two-fold. Through words, I have found an avenue for my creative longings as well as a very effective conduit for healing.
At risk of sounding like a beauty pageant contestant, the word that I am hoping will be my theme for 2011, is PEACE. Not world peace, although this would, truly, be a wonderful thing, but peace in my world. Peace that comes from letting go, peace that comes from being truly comfortable with yourself, peace that comes from the clarity of knowing you are right where you should be, doing exactly what you should be doing and peace that comes from putting your heart down on paper and having people "get it".