Unless you’re new to this blog or have been living under a rock, we’re moving to the Sunshine Coast this year. It’s a mega sea-change that’s exciting and scary all at the same time.
How to find a word for 2017 that encapsulates all of that?
I applied some extreme logic to the task:
How do I want 2017 to be compared to 2016? Better. Hmmmm not much of a word.
What about a word that starts with the first letter of my name and finishes with the last? Joy? Yeah, nah….doesn’t really cut it.
Abundance? Tempting…but no.
I knew that I’d need tenacity and resilience to get through the move, but like buffer and commitment, they’re things that you do to get you through, not words for opportunity and possibility and sea-changing.
After struggling with the problem for more time than it warranted, I came to the realization that there was no other choice. I needed Indy.
I probably shouldn’t say this out loud, but Indiana Jones has been responsible for possibly too much of my wisdom. Snippets such as:
‘It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.
‘Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.’
‘Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?’
‘Indiana Jones. I always knew someday you’d come walking back through my door. I never doubted that. Something made it inevitable.’
‘X never, ever marks the spot.’
‘There! X marks the spot!’
You see what we’re doing is going on an adventure. There’s exploration involved and we have no idea where the road we’re taking will lead us. It involves a leap of faith – and yes, Indy said that too.
So that’s my word. Adventure….What’s yours?