Word of the Year - PLAY
Yes its February and I'm just now sharing my Word of the Year. But it seems appropriate to do so now since I received my word bracelet from Kolleen yesterday and I was reminded why I chose this word.
I grew up a little too fast. My parents divorced when I was 13 and when my mom went to work I took care of my little brother. My mom would probably argue that it wasn't my responsibility and she never asked me to do it but I somehow felt the need to take on that role. And my brother would always say to me..."you're not my mother". I was always a pretty cautious person, still am, and I don't like to "break the rules". When there's a sign that says stay off the grass...I wouldn't dare step on the grass. And break a law...would never even consider it!
Last year, my word was EASE. And even though the year had some challenges, I dealt with a sense of ease. So this year I needed to shake things up a bit. I need more Fun and more Joy in my life. I decided that Play encompassed all of these.
Play to me, means to lighten up more, have fun, try things I might not normally try, let loose a bit. So with that in mind, I joined a dating site, I bought a hula hoop (which I still have not learned to use) and I vowed to say yes to more play.
Ah yes, the dating site. In several previous posts I stated that I would probably not be writing about dating stories because I met someone who sparked my interest. Well, as quickly as that began it has since ended. There are several reasons but needless to say I am back into the dating pool and we shall see what happens. So I may be sharing some fun dating stories after all.
I also hope to be sharing more PLAY-ful posts.
Did you choose a word of the year? Care to share?