The Change

Life is like a theatre. You are assigned a role. If you don’t like the role, keep in mind that you have the power to re-create the role you want.

New year, new resolutions.

It’s that time of the year again.

I had wanted to start the year by jotting down my new year’s resolutions in point form.

But before I got to it, I chanced upon an IG post which seeded the idea of coming up with a Word of the Year instead.

I found the concept refreshing. It made my resolutions seem more attainable because it was definitely easier to remember a word than a bulleted list.

All I needed was to find a word that could stay with me as a constant reminder of what I had set out to achieve this year.

So I bridged the idea to my circle of good friends and together, we brainstormed for our own word of the year. A word that leads to an improved version of us based on past year’s events.

To remind ourselves, we saved our word of year under notes in the group chat. We do regular check-ins with one another to see how well or far we have gotten along. Our group chat now doubles up as a support group that reins us in when we are about to derail from our resolutions.

My word of the year is MODERATION – to work, play, spend, and laze moderately.

As pointed out by one of my girlfriends, the word of the year should be accompanied by some deliverables or measurement so that we can assess if there has been an improvement. We did just that.

I know we are already 20 days into January. I hope this post didn’t find you too late. But if it did, like the old saying goes “it’s better late than never”.

If you are inspired by this post, which I hope you would be, then please take a moment to leave a comment about your word of the year. I would love to hear about it! I believe the other readers of this blog would too. Who knows, we might have a mini word bank here for our consideration in Year 2020.

Here’s to a brand new year, and another chance for us to get it right.

As always, yours truly in yarn ~


Listening to: Stay With You by Yoo Yeon Jung

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