Believe… OLW 2022

One Little Word To Drive 365 Days…

So let’s be honest. Today is January 14, 2022, and… I am 14 days late in introducing my OLW (One Little Word) for 2020-II.

Now it’s not like I wasn’t considering what my word was going to be this year, in fact, I believe that I’ve gone through six anyway before arriving at BELIEVE. In fact, I had considered gratitude, and had even looked to see if I’d used it as a guiding word since I’ve started blogging. And believe it or not, it’s been 7 ish years that I’ve been at this.

Truth.

Some years I’ve mastered writing and then some years…like the last two, I’ve really not been committed to writing. I’ve been busy with all of the things that happen in a life. I started a business in 2019. I, like you, found myself in the real life crazy of a global pandemic just three months later. I left a marriage that on paper, and Facebook, would have you believe it was a perfect match. It wasn’t, and in 2020 I made the not so difficult as I look back at it decision to get divorced. I moved. Twice. Once back to Aurora when I left the marriage, and then back to Highlands Ranch when I big girl upped and wanted to go back to where I felt comfortable and belonged. I’ve had dental appointments and dental work out the kazoo. I lost my beloved friend and wingman Deb to complications of Covid 19. And that’s just a little piece of what I’ve been up to the past 730 days.

So here I am.

And I have to say that those past 730 days I believe every single one was necessary to bring me right where I am. Right. Now. My business is not continuing to be operated, at this point. At least by me. In December I accepted a position with Trane Technologies. But I believe my business prepared me with a certain level of braveness to believe I could try something completely new and completely different and be okay in doing so. And… for the record, Trane is an amazing company that does amazing things and believes in something bigger. They have a culture that creates space for their employees to become something bigger and something more. I love that.

A perk of Trane? Well… my new position has created space for me to move to Arizona to be closer to my love, to build a new home, to pick up and try something utterly new. Two years ago, I would have never believed myself capable of being able to buy a home, get a position in a new to me field, to move to a completely different state.

“I believe in Communism. Rom-communism, that is. If Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan can go through some heartfelt struggles and still end up happy, then so can we.” 

Ted Lasso

So what? Right? Well not including right now… I’ve used BELIEVE nine times.

Nine.

And what that tells me is there is something to believing in something the actual physical process of believing that there’s something more, something less, something bigger, something better, something beyond, something in life, and something in death. There’s something in me believing in me, believing in you and believing in us. So for the rest of the year, I will be checking in on what is possible (Possibility has been a OLW) when we just step out in faith and BELIEVE.

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