I’m ahead of schedule. Very rarely do I get to write that!
This year felt too slow. And sometimes obstructive. But a benefit is that I’ve had plenty of cause to reflect and review and, for this reason, I have a better understanding of both ‘the year that was’ and ‘the next year I want’ than usual.
My one word for 2018 is alchemist.
Alchemist wasn’t the first or only word I tried on for fit. But it’s the one that feels right. It was almost going to be alchemy instead … until I realised no, this word needs agency … it’s not passive, something that can happen to me, it’s who I’m going to be. The alchemist.
So what does this mean? The alchemist:
- transforms things for the better
- works with heat
- believes in healing
- seeks perfection but also balance
- sees possibilities that others don’t or that are outside of the norm
- works in mysterious ways, but ways that nonetheless contribute to innovation, discovery and advancement
- keeps secrets
I imagine this also means I’m going to spend a lot of time working. Possibly in some kind of underground lair. But what’s new 🙂