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My Word for 2021


Honestly, I don't have a clue what my goals are for 2021. 2020 was hard and even though we're in a new year, nothing has really changed. We're still in a pandemic. Gatherings are small and infrequent. Medical professionals are maxing out.

I'm just taking this day by day.

But I have a word. A glimmer of a theme for what I want to produce.


1. to spread or stretch out; unfold

2. to express in fuller form or greater detail; develop

I envision myself like a butterfly whose still trying to be a caterpillar. I've outgrown the cocoon. But it feels intimidating to leave its familiarity.

But staying in place isn't what wings were designed to do.

So what will that look like in 2021?

Trust the processes. I don't think a butterfly doubts its time to emerge and take the first flight. As the caterpillar settled in and didn't think twice about the radical changes to come...Honestly the more I think about a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, it seriously BLOWS MY MIND! Nature is strange and WILD! And I love how it is always teaching me.

I hope many of us will experience a sense of emerging this year as (praying!!) we reach a less threatening place with the pandemic. Things open back up again. We gather around dinner tables. Go to shows. Travel. Take the things 2020 and the pandemic threw in our faces, and come out stronger.

The last year has changed us. It's changed everything. I want to embrace those changes though. Push past the safe cocoon walls I made myself. Cause I don't think many of them serve me anymore.

If there's one thing the last year has taught me it is how precious this one life is. How little control I really have. And how quickly and unexpectedly it can all change. I want to live this life to the fullest. Not just for 2021, but every blessed year after that I get.

So yeah. It's time to emerge from the chrysalis, expand the wings and fly.