I had known 2018 would be a year of transition and trials, but it rather went off the rails when symptoms returned in March. Much of the next 6 months, at least was spent trying to convince my cardiologists that these symptoms were related to PVCs (Premature Ventricular Contractions). That mission did get accomplished but between that and the symptoms themselves, other stuff did get a bit derailed.
My focus words for 2018 were Balance, Resilience, and Action. I worked on all of this – results were mixed.
As the road for 2019 unfurls before me, it should bring more personal challenges and change. And I continue to work on Storychick projects. Most important to a positive 2019 will be feeling that I have found myself again and dealt with mental health issues I had long refused to see.
And so, #my3words for 2019 are:
- Fettle – (Yes, I used the thesaurus when figuring out my words as the regular words I started with didn’t quite capture what I wanted) Isn’t this a great word? It’s Middle English – like the spelling of my name. It means a state of health, fitness, wholeness, spirit, or form. As in “in fine fettle”. This is about getting back to getting into shape, surbing symptoms as much as I can on my end.
- Clan – Surrounding myself with people who vibrate at a similar wavelength to my own. The community of creators of all sorts that I love. People determined to improve our community. Those with a love story. Family in its many forms. In 2019, I hope to nurture and grow my clan.
- Zest – This is to cover the “spirit” part of fettle. Working on the mental/ emotional beasts that caused my body to freak out this fall. Dealing with issues long neglected. And that essential piece of putting me back together – rediscovering myself. My first step on the next part of this journey.
Here’s to a new year ahead and the wonderful cultural norm that accompanies a new calendar – that of a chance to approach life with a new attitude and determination. Happy 2019, everyone!