to go in search of; look for
to try to discover
to try to acquire or gain
According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, these are some of the definitions for "seek" which you may have already guessed is my word for 2013.
My journey to choosing a single word to guide and inspire me for the year is a rather circuitous one. When I first stumbled on this idea a couple of years ago, I pondered ... and pondered ... and pondered some more. Although I read with interest other stories of chosen words I came up empty. Nothing. Blank. So in typical fashion, I dismissed the idea completely.
Until June of that year ... While on our beach vacation I ran across some pretty polished rocks with single words etched on them. I sorted through them and kept coming back to the same word: inspire. I decided this was meant to be my word so I brought the rock home to put by my workstation. When 2012 rolled around I wasn't ready to discard it. After all, we were starting FOL and inspiring others was the main part of our mission. I kept this word through 2012.
I tried on a few words ... calm - too passive ... open - kinda mushy ... seek. Seek. Yes! I liked it. It's an action verb and I knew that in order to keep my word at the forefront of my mind, I needed something I could literally take action on. In 2013 I will SEEK ...
- wisdom and knowledge
- new and improved skills
- inspiration and creative ideas
- adventure and new roads to travel
- new friends and experiences
- the beauty and goodness in each day
There you have it ... my quest for 2013. This is just the beginning and I'm eager to see what other exciting ideas I might find as I seek for them.
What about you? Have you chosen a word for 2013? Or are you among those who faithfully make resolutions every January? Will you share your words and/or resolutions with us in the comments section? We love to hear from you; it's our chance to have a conversation with you, to get to know you. And if you've ever checked back a time or two, you might even find that somebody has responded to your comment.
When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things.~ Wynn Bullock
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PS - January Focus is "Quotes for the New Year".