Last year I chose a word goal, verses a resolution. My word for the 2014 year has been "stretch". I've been amazed over this year how fitting the word has been for what I have faced. I certainly have been stretched this year!
As I look toward a new year and a new goal, the words "step back" have come to mind.
Over the last few days, I've stepped back from the daily grind and enjoyed slower pace. I've stepped back from some technology and picked up crocheting, playing games and other activities. I've enjoyed time with family and friends. Great things are around us to enjoy, sometimes we just have to step back to enjoy.
Sometimes we have to step back from a situation to gain a better viewpoint. Just like with taking photos, we might need to step back to get everyone into the frame. We can become to narrow viewed to have the image we really need.
Other times we might have to take a step back (in our viewpoint) in position or potentially step back into a position we had a a point in life. I'm learning so much about myself and gaining confidence in who I am verse "what I am" (the title I hold).
"Step back" seems to have a negative connotation to it. However, I see it as a positive opportunity.
I want to enter this year looking, listening, and learning.
Looking for opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally. Looking for ways to invest in others as well.
Listening, really listening to others. Listen to my heart as well.
Learning! Learn from and about others around me. Learn about myself. Professional learning as well.