Through the Fire
Many people will say that 2017 was a ringer of a year. Whether you listened to personal stories or watched the news, it seemed like no one had it easy. Personally, I feel like I've been dragged through the fire of life. Adulthood sucks and I felt like I kept getting hit with one thing after the other. Because of this, I've been struggling to come up with a word for 2018 that would be equivalent to "fix it, Jesus". Thankfully, as I binge-watched a nature show on Netflix it finally came to mind.
In the episode, a sengei, or elephant shrew, was trapped in a forest fire. As the fire approached its home and the paths it used for survival, it was forced to enter unknown territory. When the fire subsided, the paths it once knew still remained but along with it new life flourished from the earth.
The thing with fire is, where there is destruction there is also rebirth.
So, the word I've chosen for this year is REVIVE.
In 2018, I want to:
REVIVE the confidence I have in myself and my abilities--constant rejection during the job search did a number on me.
REVIVE my desire to live life with abandon--analysis paralysis is real.
REVIVE the dreams and plans I had that were put on hold because of my self-doubt and fear.
REVIVE the child in me that believed anything was possible and in my reach.
I'm extremely expectant for the wonders 2018 will bring. I just have a feeling it's going to be amazing. To everyone reading, Happy New Year! May it be filled with prosperity, growth and love.