Word of the Year – PLAY


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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?

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3 Responses to Word of the Year – PLAY

  1. Jennifer says:

    Play is such a great word and I can desist opening up so much goodness for you this year.

    Dating can be so tough. And you are so courageous to put yourself out there like that. Through the process, and yes it is a process, remember your word -play- Have fun and now that it will take time and that is ok, because you want to be sure. Sending you love. Lots of love.

  2. michelle gd says:

    what a great word…such happy potential for your year!

  3. kolleen says:


    i am struggling actually “committing” to a word this year although acceptance seems to be the one that keeps coming around over and over and over again!! acceptance of my imperfections, acceptance of circumstances beyond my control, acceptance of others, acceptance of love … you get it!!

    still not committing though!! ; )

    hope today finds you at play!

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