Last year, I wrote this post right around my 37th birthday; Turning 37.... and as I went back and reread what I had written I noticed something. The same things that I was expressing there are still true and relevant as I approach 38 but they are colored with a different perspective now. We have had so many changes since then. We finalized Kate's adoption, we have moved to Guam, our kids are older, I have done some more living, my focus has shifted towards going back into the work force. It's good, great even, just different.
I think that this year, my word is perseverance. Each year I seem to "hear" a word for my life. One little phrase or topic keeps coming up in conversation or seems to be "buzzing" around in my head.
This year the word is:
per·se·ver·ance/ˌpərsəˈvi(ə)rəns/Nou1. Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. 2. Continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory.
I don't want to be here in Guam - that's not a secret,
but I am choosing to make the best of it.
I feel a bit lost on this blog and to be honest, in life.
But I am going to keep on keepin' on because that is what we do.
I need to keep on the path of healing both physically and emotionally
from "stuff" in my past.
It's hard, but I have to keep moving forward.
Persevere. Not the best, most happy word ever. But it's where I am.
And it lends to words like "hope", "joy", "peace" and "strength".
I just love these words: