My Word For 2021: Miss Out

Jan 05, 2021

My word for this year, is “miss out.”

Not, “no.” Not, “say yes to the best.” Because I’ve done those things.

Every week I say no to opportunities, obligations, events, requests.

But it’s not enough.

The last three months I have been living my dream life. My dream town. My wonderful family. My dream job. But my life is so full of “the best” I don’t have time to savor it.

My nose is barely above the water, and I feel I am drowning in things I love.

This year I want to enjoy what I have. Get used to embracing the pit of my stomach turn from missing out on a business opportunity, a great vacation, and family obligation.

Exchange it for rest.

I feel paralyzed when I look back at the year and see such a large pile of great things.

It seems like there is nothing to cut out of my life, but I can’t keep going like this. I can’t keep doing every “best” that passes my way.

I want to experience missing out to the fullest this year. And I want to have the bandwidth to fully absorb the joy of what remains. I don’t want to spend another year trying to hold myself together long enough to get through one blessing and onto the next one.

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