A final Merry Christmas to all! I hope that you had a lovely time with family and friends, and that you’re looking forward to Hogmanay and the New Year. I decided to fully embrace the #Reverb12 spirit and take a few days off from the phone and the computer to focus on family, friends, and food – all the important parts of Christmas and of life. It’s been great, and I’ve missed being online and on the phone much less than I thought I would, so I think that I will be repeating that exercise every so often. I also think I need to get a Nintendo Wii as soon as possible.
So I start the blog again today with #Reverb12′s Day 29 prompt:
What word did you select to be your travelling companion in 2012? What gifts did this word bring?
What word will you choose to guide you through 2013? What do you hope it will bring into your life?
I never thought to choose a word as a travelling companion in 2012. To be honest, I find the idea of choosing just one word fiendishly difficult, if not cruel. I know which word I need to avoid in 2013:
But if you read my Favourite Colour post, you’ll see that choosing one word to be my 2013 watchword is nigh impossible. Having given the subject some thought, however, I think I may actually have managed to do just that (just that!): RECREATION. The best definition that I can give is taken word for word from “Cute Guy God” (tm Deborah) in the sadly shortrun television series Joan of Arcadia:
Well, let’s break the word down, shall we? Re-create. To create…again, begin again, to start over. People need to do that. Work is fine, but…every now and then, you gotta take a break and…re-create.
Everything changes. Everything needs reevaluating from time to time to keep it fresh and relevant. Now and again, we need to take a break, as I did over the past few days, from Christmas Eve until today. Later today, I will be working on my answer to CPD23 Thing 21, in which I need to consider my career path and work on my CV. In 2013, I need to constantly recreate my life to know where it is, where I am, and to plan for what is to come next.