For the last few years I’ve been hosting this link up asking you to share your Word of the Year. This year too, I have been encouraging people to find a word or a phrase that speaks to them and that they can focus on through 2019. What’s your word of 2019?
What’s Your Word of 2019 ?
I will share my word for 2019 in another post. Today, I’m going to do a short review of my phrase for 2018.
Did I Create Peacefully In 2018?
Yes, my phrase for 2018 was ‘Create Peacefully‘. As you might realize from some of my earlier posts, the first half of 2018 was hardly peaceful. Just getting over the loss of my Mom in September 2017, I lost my Dad in April 2018. The months during their illness were hard for a variety of reasons – and I made some of the most difficult choices I’ve ever made, to keep sane.
Apart from these very real losses, I also realized in March 2018, that the NGO I had been working with was rife with injustice and corruption. Having to blow the whistle to the Board and finding that they were all party to the situation, was energy sapping. What made this situation harder, was that this was an NGO that many years ago I had been part of creating. I walked out and I’m really glad I did.
Things began to settle down, when in July we got the devastating news that my Dad’s brother was terminally ill with cancer. We lost him almost a month to the day of his diagnosis. That he was the youngest of my uncles, and was the priest who performed both my parents’ funerals, made the loss even harder. Even as I type this, I find myself sobbing.
But we are all stronger than we realize, aren’t we? We moved house. I continued to blog all through the year and yes, I did manage to create something special after all. I must credit my husband for his constant nudging, pushing, and most of all his support and love.
The Frangipani Creative
Yes, I’ve created an offline space for myself – I’ve called it The Frangipani Creative – in the housing colony that I live in, a quiet space to work and create. It’s also a space where I will be welcoming offline clients in the new year. More details about this space will follow. For now, I’m enjoying the peace and quiet of it.
Share Your Word of 2019
So you see choosing a word of the year actually works! Today, if you haven’t found a word/phrase already, spend some time in reflection and find your word of 2019. Then write a post sharing it and add it to the linky or simply share your word/phrase in the comments below.Inlinkz Link Party