Over at ROOTS IN MYTH, I found out about this neato idea to start the year off with a focus word to help keep me on track and to inspire me to reach my writing goals. I've been thinking about it long and hard, trying on words and seeing what feels right for me. Then today, sweating at the gym on the stepper machine, it hit me--the perfect word.
The why is simple. This year, I want to amaze myself. I want to look back at the end of 2009 and feel thrilled at what I've accomplished, at how hard I worked, pushing to meet or exceed expectations. I want to amaze through my quality of writing, my creativity and my stamina. This really will be a 'push' sort of year for me, I believe.
I'm going to put this word at my desk as my focus. How about you? Do you have a word for 2009 yet?