I sat and contemplated what my word of the year would be. I thought of several words. Each time I thought of a different word, each word went back to the core of it all. Change.
My word for 2016 is Change.
Change / CHānj
- to make different in some particular.
- to replace with another.
- to shift one’s means of conveyance.
- of the voice: to shift to lower register.
- to undergo transformation, transition, or substitution.
- to put on different clothes.
- exchange, switch.
Yesterday when I posted Bring on 2016! I told you, sometime this year, I would let you in on my story of where I disappeared to these past couple of months. I told you I was preparing myself for change. The end of 2015 brought a whirlwind of changes for me.
At the end of October I had started a new job working for the post office. Yes, that’s right, I am a mail lady (as my daughter likes to call me)! I am a Rural Carrier which means I get to drive my personal vehicle, delivering mail in a nearby rural town. Yes, this also means I drive my vehicle from the passenger seat. And no, I do not have a right hand drive vehicle! It may be a little crazy and hectic at times, but I have fun with it.
November was just insane for me. As I just told you, I was working for the post office and literally working 6 days a week. My only days off were Sundays and Thanksgiving. With that being said, I also moved. I made a move 20 minutes from my hometown. I spent my Thanksgiving, by myself, moving in the rain. That was no fun.
But the biggest change to my life, which offset the two I just mentioned is that I am getting divorced. Divorce was definitely not something I thought I would go through at the age of 29; However, it was the best thing for Steve and the best thing for myself. Sadly, we couldn’t communicate our way out of a cardboard box.
It took me eight years to realize that we were not meant for each other. We both wanted different things in life. We were two VERY different people. We grew in two completely different directions. But that is OK. Now we can continue living our lives how we want to live and be happy with it.
After years of thought, I took that leap and decided it is now my time to live. I am happier. Less stressed. More focused.
I know that you cannot go back and change what has happened in the past, so the only changes I have to make, are now.
Do you have a 2016 Word of the Year? If so, please share with me!