I’ve noticed a trend lately, that instead of (or in addition to) New Year’s resolutions, people are choosing words to guide the New Year.
As a wordsmith (self-proclaimed and employed as such), I’m attracted to this idea, but have struggled to come up with a precise word for 2013.
The word that keeps coming to mind is “transition,” as this will be a year of transition for my family. Eve will go to Kindergarten. Owen will likely start attending daycare of some sort. My work schedule/arrangement will likely change.
But “transition” is a noun. It’s a thing, a fact. What I need is a verb, adjective or adverb, to describe how I want this year to go. To guide my actions in a time of transition.
I did a visual thesaurus search for the word “transition.” It led me to “change,” which eventually led me to “sprout” and “burgeon.” I like this idea, that our family is sprouting, burgeoning forth. Growing. Changing. Evolving.
So I ask you for advice … what verb/adjective/adverb am I searching for? What’s your word for 2013?