It’s become very trendy to announce that one word is going to set the intention for the year. My word last year was “Release,” and I did release a few things – my job at HCC, my fear of changing up the way I ran my private studio, and relationships that didn’t suit me.
I decided that this year’s word is Recreate. There are two meanings for this (with this spelling), according to Merriam-Webster:
- Transitive verb: to give new life or freshness to: REFRESH
- Intransitive verb: to take recreation (i.e., to play)
or if, you put a hyphen between the re and the create:
- Transitive verb: to create again, to form anew in the imagination
I want to give new life to some things, including the idea of performance, as in the upcoming Curiously Stronger Performing workshops, which will start up on January 8. I want to explore new ways to approach things. And I want to play. Both in my work and away from it.
What’s your word? How did you choose it and how will you implement it?