Are you playing along this year? I never thought that chosing one little word could make such a difference in my life, but it has.
Last year, the word I chose was home. I had just moved back to my hometown and I was really having difficulty adjusting to being back. After a year of reflecting, journaling, and embracing it, I can honestly say there is no where else that I would rather be at this time in my life.
This year, I am at it again. My OLW is "okay". I chose it because I have been fighting depression for about 1/2 a year, and the last couple of months, depression has been kicking my butt. With medication, I am learning that it is okay to say that I am not okay, that it is okay if everything is not perfect, it is okay to say NO, it is okay if I take a day off, it is okay to scrap a page and not have supper cooked, etc…. I know it is such a simple little word, but one that is more powerful than you can believe.
I want you to know that it is very hard for me to share this bit of information with you. That it is difficult to actually have to say the word depression out loud. I would like to tell you that I am okay with it, but I am not. I am hoping that by the end of 2012, I can say differently. We will see. But for now, I am okay with the word I have chosen, and I do believe that in time, I will be OKAY!