For the last few years, I’ve chosen a specific word to be the focus of my upcoming year. So now it’s time to figure out my 2022 word.
- Last year, my word was SYSTEMS. That worked pretty well, overall. I’m still working on the email marketing part, which I kinda hate.
- For 2020, it was RECREATE, pertaining to both re-creation and recreation (some of that went better than the other)
- In 2019, I RELEASED things from my life
- Don’t recall what I did in 2017 or 2018 (although it looks like “Clarity” and “Present” were ones I was kicking around on Facebook for 2018), but in 2016 it was ORGANIZATION with a side of MARKETING
Karen Michaels, singer/pianist, voice teacher/vocal coach, social media maven and founder of The Social Butterfly (and a fellow Speakeasy Cooperative member) put out her 2022 words last week. She has two, one for personal and one for business.
I have decided that my personal word is going to be
I don’t really like water that much. I tend to put a splash of Bai in seltzer, and that mainly in summer. I drink regular water more when I’m in a rehearsal or working out, neither of which I’ve been doing as much during this
decade two years of COVID. And I can feel it.
But I think hydration is more than just drinking water. It’s about refreshing, replenishing, and renewing yourself. I thought I’d made up the term emotional dehydration (and was patting myself on the back for it), but nope, someone else wrote a blogpost about it here.
So I need to refresh, replenish, and renew myself and the first step in that process is going to be to increase my hydration. Through intake of water, of course, but also through more steam, regular use of the humidifier, maybe more relaxing baths, and finding more things that fill my emotional tank as well.
Now on to the business word. Originally, I was going to choose
And I was going to choose that because Deborah Conquest of Conquest Voice Studios (also a Speakeasy compatriot) said, in regards to my logos, that she liked them before she even knew me because they were “suitably bold and somewhat quirky,” which I thought pretty much sums me up. I even made a graphic about it.
So I thought, “Oh! Bold! That’ll be my word. Because I want to take bold action in 2022!
But …. now I’m thinking that what I’ve lost in the last few months – and I’m not sure why – is what I really need to get back. And that’s:
Because I have these systems in place, I’ve released what I don’t need and re-created things in this new environment, but now I need to find some focus.