Recently I wrote a post summing up 2013 in three words (well, a little more than three by the time I was done). I decided to follow Jessica Lawlor’s lead and claimed three words for 2014. I thought of these words a while ago and figured I should write this post before it becomes irrelevant =P
This year I want to strengthen myself, physically and emotionally. I want to mold my body to be the best I can be through eating better and physical activities like yoga and running. Another aspect of strength is being strong enough to be vulnerable with those who care about you or who need you to be vulnerable with them. Vulnerability is something most people struggle with I think, but I am trying to open up certain areas of my life that I had held close with an iron fist (don’t worry, I won’t be post every detail of my life on Facebook ;).
I chose this word because there are many things I need to let go of in 2014. I tend to hold on to things. I become angry and bitter over things that don’t matter in the long run. I can also be somewhat of a control freak when it comes to my future and finances. I graduate from Temple University this year and there is a lot of uncertainty ahead. I want to release anxiety and unforgiveness I have been holding onto in my life.
This word goes back to advice my teacher gave me last semester: complicate yourself. Just because I will be finished with my undergraduate degree in May doesn’t mean I plan on halting my education. Not having classes on top of work will give me time to pursue other hobbies and skills I have been wanting to learn. Whether I am learning an industry-related skill like SEO optimization or perfecting that warrior pose in yoga, I am looking forward to bettering myself this year.