What a year for a new year, right?
So much happened in 2010, that it really seems unreal to look back on.
I had the opportunity to spend a weekend working side by side with one of my favorite authors.
I had an incredible two-month romance that ended in a flurry of self realizations.
I had the difficult honor of speaking at my grandmother’s funeral.
I climbed a mountain. Almost.
So, what is to come of 2011? What are my resolutions?
I don’t have any.
I’ve decided that this year, I’m joining the OneWord2011 community.
Just ONE word to define my year.
I spend so much of my time as a perimeter player, watching others go and do.
Not taking the risks I should to have a grander life.
Always looking for what is safe and convenient.
Oddly enough, those things aren’t why I chose my word.
A lady I serve with at church gave me a 2011 Daily Bread Dayplanner.
With daily scripture readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Psalms.
My word comes from that.
In Genesis 5, while Moses writes the lineage of Adam, he marks their lives by following an interesting formula.
When [insert name] had lived [number] he fathered [insert name].
To anyone who knows me, it is no secret what I want.
I want to find a godly woman, get married, settle down, start a family.
No secrets there.
And there is nothing wrong with that, except for my viewpoint of it.
That, to me, is the end-all, be-all of life.
But it isn’t.
There is life to be lived in the here and now.
That is my word: Live.
I want to be able to enjoy life in 2011.
If I meet her in the midst of some great adventure, so be it.
If I don’t, I want to be able to be okay with that.
I just want to live with a purpose.
I just want to live without fear.
Peace and Live.