I thought about doing the “three words” social media alternative to resolutions thing, I really did. I like Chris Brogan, he’s a smart and decent guy. He gives a good platonic man-hug. So I figured I would follow his advice.
The first two words sprang out all bouncy and fresh and effortless, but I got stuck on number three.
It wasn’t that I couldn’t think of a third thing. It was that the third thing was so big, so full, so absolute that it felt like it couldn’t fit in one word, much less share a list with two much smaller and less important words/concepts.
So anyway, I was roaming around the internet late at night (as I do), and I ran across Alece’s lovely blog, Grit&Glory.
(As a semi-Southerner, I feel the need to clarify that it’s not about the tasty breakfast food, grits, nor the Civil War movie, Glory.)
Lo and behold, I discover her even shorter and more focused answer to the resolution: One Word.
And I knew that’s what I’d been waiting for. Permission to just focus on the one thing that was too big to fit into a “three words” list with two other entirely admirable ideas.
So my one word is: whole.