It seems like I’ve asked a lot of questions these days. But don’t you worry, I don’t ask you any questions that I haven’t already posed to myself. Today’s question is one that I asked myself as I’m looked back on 2016 (yes, it’s almost over) and looking ahead to 2017.

My Word of The Year

My word for this year is simplify. When I asked myself if I had done that this year, I was quick to reply in the negative. But then, I stopped and thought about it a lot more. I realized that I had indeed simplified but not in the way I had  envisioned at the start of the year.

I’ve actually done a lot more this year, including working two to three days out of home in the second part of the year, after an almost 10 year gap of being a homebody.

Difficult, but worth it

I’ve simplified in one area that I had struggled with for years – in my relationships with some people. I’ve learned how to deal with them, not allowing them to drain me emotionally, keeping things simple. Believe me, it’s not been easy, but I’m so glad that I’ve succeeded. I’m much happier and more at peace. No longer bound by ‘shoulds’ but ruled by choice.

So being me in 2016 was not exactly easy, but every step was worth it, because it brought me a lot closer to being ME.

What was it like to be YOU in 2016?


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