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.

I’ve selected my ‘one word‘ for 2018. It’s much more deliberate than what happened this year, my xxxx year. Continue reading

This year of “xxxx”

So far, this year (this year of “xxxx”) has been a doozy.

As I wrote in the post linked above, I have that superstitious leaning towards believing that what’s happening at midnight of a New Year will somehow describe (or determine) the coming year.

At the transition of 2016-2017 I was hearing fireworks. But not seeing them. Was that an important distinction? I do feel like this year so far has been a little explosive. I’ve tried some new things. Maybe there were some fireworks. Or maybe those fireworks were only in my mind’s eye/ear and otherwise not quite present. Like the fireworks I could hear but not see. Continue reading