I got my 1000th “Word of the Year” blog newsletter this morning, and rolled my eyes for the 1000th time. But somewhere, mid-roll, the stars aligned and I stopped and thought about why I was so annoyed that everybody seems to be doing the same thing all of a sudden. When I really read the post (it came from Ro of Scrapgirls.com) I came to a startling realization that maybe all these years I’ve been avoiding the bandwagon to make a point and missing out on some really cool ideas. Hmph. I hate it when I’m wrong. So I have been thinking all day, and in the interest of posting this before January 10th is over, I am going to go ahead and pick a “word of the year”. I’m going to pick it, and then I’m going to own it!
…And my word is (drumroll, please):
Enterprising is my word of the year. I think it fits best the goals I have for my professional life, and leaves room for me to get over being a non-conformist (SIMPLY for the sake of non-conforming). I do not mean to say that I am going to become a full-time follower, but I am going to make a concerted effort this year to give good ideas a fair shot. I won’t dismiss them simply because “everybody else” is embracing them. I may be a week late, but give me a break, I’m new at this. 🙂 Now, with less than two minutes to spare, I present you with this post.