2017: Forward

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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.

Dan and I started using a budget this year. That took a lot of courage on my end because I have fought him on 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 forwardhard 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. forward-2

 

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. 

 

 

 

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