So if you are looking at the dates on my blog, you will realize its been a long time since I’ve posted.
Yep. The road to recovery has been a bumpy one. Three steps forward. Two steps back.
But 2013 has been kinder to me so far. Knocking on wood as I type this, but I’ve only had one trip to the ER and one outpatient procedure. And only a few trips to the blood suckers. I mean, lab.
I started my own content development business in January. So far, so good. I could be busier but I could also be in the ICU again right?
I was also able to start the Graduate program at Harvard that I was accepted to BBC (my acronym for “before blood clot” – you like it? Its easier on my loved ones when I use that.) I’m learning alot. And for all my many years of higher education, it is actually knowledge I can immediately put to use in my consulting work! I also spend what is probably too much time wondering how on earth a person would attend Harvard full-time? Seriously. The part-time workload is staggering. Not to mention the level of competition for an “A”. Take every overachiever you’ve ever had in every class…throw them in a pile…and that is what this class is like. No slackers here. Its fairly annoying really.
Back to my title topic…one little word. I wrote an article for a client to use in January. It was based on the idea of the new year bringing you encouragement rather than reproach. No more new years resolutions to beat yourself up about! Say it with me... Instead, think of one little word that encapsulates what you hope for in 2013. Did you accomplish at major goal at the end of 2012? Then celebrate in 2013. Are you facing an illness? If this were 2012, my little word would have been perseverance. Get the idea?
So my mantra…my one little word this year (yeah, yeah… I know this is April and I’m just now sharing this whole notion…
Don’t tweet me about it!)…is BEST. I’m trying hard to live by it. Do the BEST I can each day. Accept that my BEST is good enough and not beat myself up with my perfectionist tendencies (that I’ve always rationalized were just an attention to detail).
My BEST to have fun and live a big life again. Try my BEST to accept that…