What one word does for me is helps me to set my intention for the year. It’s one word that reminds me of my goals for the years. It gives me a point to return to when I’m in a “What in the world?” Season.
Where I once struggled with the perception of others’ feelings or attitudes towards me, I just had to dig deep and say it will work for me later. I had to end toxic friendships and ties. You know the ones where you’re always giving and never receiving, the ones who test and push to see what they can get but are never concerned about what they give in return. I had to end relationships that always caused me to blur or ignore my boundaries. I had to be real about why I chose some over others, and be ok with that.