Changing my word for the year?

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

…It is so interesting that my word for the year 2011 is “believe”…

It was I can assure you, the one word that kept coming over and over in my mind and I did not even think to question it.  I remember distinctly wondering if it was a good choice, but trusted my instinct.  However, just a month within this year and I would already answer should you ask me now, if it was the right choice that “doubt” would have been better suited.  Yet something has changed, or is in the process of changing…

I am going through a bit of a struggle now in my effort to keep on writing, and had this happened a couple of years ago I would have simply given up saying to myself, “This is not for me, I’ll just keep doing what I know, and stop trying to capture a dream, forget about it all”. Everything would have been the same, my inner whisper would have finally quieted down, nothing would have been lost, but the real me.  

But as I write this tonight, I am actually starting to discover than in fact, even if it does not seem so clear to me right now, the tenacity I am showing in keeping at it, even when it is getting harder, has to be a very tangible proof that I “believe”.  The only reason I am still trying to keep writing even if I have such a hard time thinking it might be any good, is that I “believe” in my dream and I have the courage to try again tomorrow.

How do you deal with your challenges? Let me know 😉


  1. ladyfi 🙂 Lately it is what keeps me going, Thank you for visiting.Norma, having friends close by and blogging friends as well sure helps a lot. Enjoy your Sunday 🙂


  2. Just keep on keepin' on. I BELIEVE that your word is doin' its magic. As for me, friends here in my town and blogging friends help me. And writing helps clean out the cobwebs of dispair.


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