Last year was an interesting year. At the start of the year, I chose Courage as my word for the year. I had no idea how God would use that word in my life. I thought it was my “writing” word, but it turns out I used it on a personal level.
We started using a budget this year. That took a lot of courage on my end because I have fought using one for years. I was afraid of certain expectations when it came to budgeting. Now that we have started using one I can see how it’s improved our marriage, but stepping out of my comfort zone took courage.
My grandma died in November. Before she died I spoke out to my aunt about some things that bothered me. That took courage, regardless of how it was received. I wish I could change things, but I can’t.
I finished re-writes on my latest manuscript. I’ve had a hard time letting go of this story. I realized at the end of the year it was because I feared the next step. I feared rejection. It takes courage to keep moving forward.
Forward. My word for 2017.
It’s time to move forward both emotionally and professionally.
2017 is about learning from 2016. I will forgive myself for failures and shortcomings. I will extend grace to myself and those around me. I will let go of the past, so Satan can’t use it to beat me down. This year is about moving forward.
I have this amazing manuscript that needs to find the right agent, so I’ll fine tune it and send it out. Confession… I love commas, so fixing that in my story is about moving forward and accepting what happens.
How about you? Do you have a word for 2017? I’d love to hear it.
Be blessed, my friend.