I’m not very good at setting a word of the year every year, I didn’t pick one for 2015.
For 2014 it was home, and I had a motto of Live, Laugh, Love to get me through the year.
For 2016 I’ve picked a word and a motto. My word is thrive, since I felt I lost a lot of last year to my endometriosis I didn’t want it to continue to hold me back. Yes, I’m ill and yes the pain is awful but it doesn’t mean I can’t thrive in other areas of my life, like my work and find other ways to make connections with friends thrive.
My motto is be brave and obviously, this again refers back to my endometriosis but god last year was hard and at one point I got severely depressed as I struggled to deal with my illness and readjust my life to the pain and everything else that goes along with it.
What I learnt from last year however is I’m much braver and stronger than I thought I was (and I’ve been through a lot of shit, so I thought I was strong already) and I want to carry this through to this year because I need to continue to be brave as I continue to deal with my endometriosis and the fact that I’m expecting surgery at some point this year and the whole endometriosis and fertility issues with trying for a baby and whether it may or may not be a possibility and I need to prepare for that too.
If you picked a word for the year, I’d love to know what it is!