2018 Word of the Year

Happy New Year!

As we have done for four years, each person in my family has decided on a word for the year. My word is:

Ferris Wheel with the caption, Center Word for 2018

This one is unique in the sense that it encompasses many different parts of my life, yet brings everything to a central point (yes, I know what I just did there).

I am not sure what the next year will bring. I have goals I want to achieve. But this year I am concentrating on my center. I think that this work will have a domino effect on the success of my goals. When I think about my word, obviously, a wheel comes to mind, but it is a true metaphor for what I want to accomplish. It seems like all the action is on the outskirts of a wheel. It is there that you see the movement. The turning. The center seems to not move at all, but without a strong center the wheel can not move. Ever see a wheel when the axle is off center? How it wobbles, how hard it is to control.

A strong center is needed for a wheel to move, to spin, to make progress.

I have goals to meet this year, but I am only going to make it by strengthening the center… What is your word for this year?

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2 responses to “2018 Word of the Year

  1. doris russell

    My word for the year is “Speak”………not sure exactly how that will play out, because I have a tendency to “speak” too much!! 🙂 I really like your word and it makes so much sense!! Happy New Year, Jamie!

    • Happy New Year. I like the word Speak, there are lots of levels that connects with in our life. Speaking up when needed, knowing when to speak… great word for 2018.

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