One Little Word… 2023

What does freedom mean to you?

We’ve made it.

NYE 2023. I am spending the evening with two very important men in my life.

Tod Christopher.

And Ken. I am rather sure I’ll have much more to say about both of these men in my life as the days wind on in the next 525,600 minutes.

And it’s time to unveil my OLW (One Little Word) for 2023.

I spent last year looking at what it means and what it takes to BELIEVE in something, everything, and nothing, sometimes all at once.

2023…

Freedom.

What does it mean to have and participate in freedom?

The freedom to chose something, to chose nothing, to chose EVERYTYHING.

The freedom that comes with becoming debt free. The freedom to decide to love again. The freedom in knowing I’ve done the work it takes to be right here right now.

The freedom to participate in the politics in my community. The freedom to participate in politics nationally as we lean into 2024.

I think the thing about freedom is we all have our own unique idea of what it means to be free. Freedom to immigrants in seeking refuge in a country that remains the most sought after nation on the planet to live in.

Freedom to work remotely for those who’ve come out of a global pandemic and new found flexibility to share time with work, and family, and looking at making the workday look just a little bit different.

Freedom to become debt free and be unencumbered by financial burden.

Freedom to chose to buy a home, or not.

Freedom to marry, or not.

Freedom to design your life in just the way you’ve always hoped it would be.

I am looking to free myself from debt this year, free myself from unhealthy habits I manage to fall into time and time again with diet and exercise. Freedom to excel in my career, freedom to participate in community service and volunteering that brings my heart joy.

And…

Yes.

The freedom to choose to love again.

I’m looking forward to the next year, and how I’ll be shaped in it and by it and I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn in freely sharing what the new year brings.

1 Corinthians 6:12

12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

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