I spent some time looking back to see how my 2020 word showed up. Re-reading this post reminded me of how the year and my word were beginning. But as I reviewed my blog, I found that I did not write very often about my word.
to live or stay; reside.
to live or continue in a given condition or state
to linger over, emphasize, or ponder
I wanted all of that for 2020. And I think I got a lot of it, I just didn’t document. I don’t say this because I failed. I say this because I think that was what I needed. I needed to dwell in and not on. In my heart, there were many moments and reasons to linger, stay, ponder. When I look back at the pictures on my phone, I can see that I was dwelling in the everyday, the ordinary. Last week I started a little recapping project that will help me get those stories on paper.
I am grateful for that Honoré made a space for us to share our words. I enjoyed reading the monthly posts and sharing my own posts, occasionally. Will 2021 tell a different story? I’m not sure. As of this morning, I am still undecided about a new word. This is a bit unsettling for me because I usually have my word chosen, defined, and have begun collecting quotes and ideas on how to make my word visible. Three more days of pondering, dwelling on a list of words that are whispering, and hoping that one will rise to the top.