Every year, my mom gives me a Redstone Diary Calendar for Christmas. They choose a word or a theme for the coming year, as I do, and without fail, our words tend to blend bizarrely well. Out of fear of ever being audited, I keep past calendars in discarded black shoe boxes, taken from costume departments, filled with a year’s worth of receipts.
2016 Faith/ Therapeutic
2016 was all about going deep and having faith that I’d be ok with whatever I found. 2017 asked me to let go of the timeline in my head and to see it all as an adventure. 2018 opened my heart and asked me to play. I love that for 2019 they chose the word Home. I have decided on the word Integrate.
2019 Integrate/ Home
integratein·te·grate | \ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt \integrated; integrating
Definition of integrate
1: to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole : UNITE
Definition of whole
(Entry 1 of 3)
b: free of defect or impairment : INTACT
c: physically sound and healthy : free of disease or deformity
d: mentally or emotionally sound
2: having all its proper parts or components : COMPLETE
integrityin·teg·ri·ty | \in-ˈte-grə-tē \
Definition of integrity
1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY
2: an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS
3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS
Definition of home
(Entry 1 of 6)
1a: one’s place of residence : DOMICILEhas been away from home for two weeks a place to call home
3a: a familiar or usual setting : congenial environmentalso : the focus of one’s domestic attention home is where the heart isat home
1: relaxed and comfortable : at ease felt completely at home on the stage
2: in harmony with the surroundings
To be an integrated whole, to live a life of integrity, and to be a person at home in her body, self, and life. A willingness to let go of control and a desire to stop compartmentalizing. A plan for my hobbies, jobs, relationships, friendships, family to combine into a whole and to mix with all of the juicy messiness that might bring. And the ability to remember that it is in this juice, this mix, that the flavor lies.
That’s what I want for 2019!
What about you?!
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