Since my Word of the Year 2011 made such an impact in my life, I am continuing the Word of the Year theme into 2012. I was so inspired by it that I hosted a tele-class to help others create their Word of the Year for 2012. Having a word of the year transformed my New Year’s Resolutions and I kept my word theme all year!
Last year’s word was self-care, this year’s word of the year is fun! My word of the year 2012 is FUN!
Why did I choose the word fun?
It’s not because I feel like I never have fun in my life because I do a lot of fun things. But there is a part of me that wants to have more fun throughout my days. I realized during the year of self-care that I am a very task oriented person. I usually know what I want to accomplish and go about making sure I accomplish it. While many things I do I think is fun, I don’t necessarily do them in a fun way. I can be pretty serious. While I am not expecting to become a comedian this year, I do want to allow my more fun self to shine more. Doing things because I want to do them not because I feel I have to do them or should do them. I plan to allow fun to become part of my daily life.
So what does fun mean to me?
While I am still figuring this out . . . what fun means to me. But, I do know that to me fun means feeling joy inside when doing things. Fun means letting go more and not needing to feel so in control. Fun means laughing and seeing the funny side of life. I am lucky, I have a funny husband and my youngest daughter can be pretty funny too. They are natural at it. I would never classify myself as someone that is funny. While that is not my intention for 2012, to become a funny person or a comedian, it is however my intention to experience more fun in everyday things.
The picture above got me started thinking about my fun journey actually. While in San Diego this past October, I came across this hat at a store. I tried it on and it made me smile. I loved it! I kept saying how fun this hat was! My husband suggested I get it. I immediately thought I could not get this fun hat. I said, “when would I wear it?” Then, I started thinking. Why couldn’t I get this fun hat? It is colorful and fun and if I like it why not get it and wear it this winter. I bought the hat and every time I look at it or wear it, I smile. It makes me happy because it is fun! This experience made me realize that I sometimes will stuff my fun self. I am not totally sure why I sometimes stuff my fun side inside. Maybe it is responsibilities, maybe it is being a parent, maybe it is because I feel I have too many things to get done, I don’t know but I intend to not let 2012 be a year where I stuff my fun self but instead let her come out and play more. 2012 is going to be a year I explore fun!
I don’t know where it will take me, I am hoping maybe I will begin to see house chores as more fun. LOL. It is possible. I can add more music, more laughter and fun around some of the tasks I would typically not classify as fun. I still have more exploring to do with my Word of the Year but this is a start! I welcome my year of FUN!