Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The word of 2014
Those of you who have been reading my blog a while know that a few years ago everyone chose a word of the year. Mine?
…and then it was used in a presidential campaign. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS STEALING MY IDEAS! (Like the swiffer, which I invented when my kids were small, using non-woven interfacing and an old mop handle.) But I digress.
So, I chose:
again the next year, knowing that it had already been done and no one would use it again.
But this year, I need to simplify my life. And therein lies the quandary: what word could best sum up all that I needed to do this year?
‘Trash?’ Good word, but it could mean that I am a 1980s rock band, doing damage to a hotel room, and I am way too old for that.
‘Shed?’ Yes, I need to lose a few pounds, and I need to get rid of some of the crap I’ve been storing since we moved here, but I also need a garden shed in the backyard, and that isn’t going to happen in 2014.
‘Purge?’ Maybe not perfect, but better. Purging my life of unnecessary minutia AND about 30 pounds. Getting rid of all the school stuff I’ll never use again. Clearing out the yard and the house and the cars and making room for whatever goodness 2014 brings. And it will bring goodness, and sadness and stress and relaxation…
I’ll keep what works for me and purge the rest.
What’s YOUR word?