Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rubber Shoes in Hell...the perfect word for 2017

I may get up late but, when I do, I do
I can never come up with a workable goal. When I was a teacher, I was required by my supervisors to write about the place I was headed and then tell them when I had arrived.

About a week into the task I would forget the objective and then in what seemed very logical to me at the time, I would set off on a new goal to replace it. That would be the one I actually pursued. It was very odd and took a lot of explaining at the end of the year.

So when I read Michelle Poston Combs blog post today, I could only think I may as well have chosen "Batman" as a goal (one of the defining words she suggested)."Getting better organized with the objective of tracking (whatever)." didn't work for me. I think Batman is a pretty cool defining word because I have no idea what that would mean. I like open ended more than anything else. 

But of all the silly and absurd words she suggested (squegee, slurry, squash, lobotomy, brackish, etc.) I actually liked one and could see how it applied to my life. She ended the blog post with GO.

GO is just perfect don't you think? I mean we all get up in the morning and do just that. The beautiful thing about it is that we get to decide where, how and why. The words doesn't require much thought really at all. It simply requires that we don't NOT GO. It is so simple.

Yes, I think I like the idea that it is not a word that sets and end point. It doesn't hold me accountable to some list or net weight or even another person. I like GO a lot.

How about you? Would you choose FAT, STUMPT, Vacuum Cleaner OR even POWER POLE as your word for the year? Let me know if you have a better idea.



  1. I tried to go to that link but I couldn't. Anyway, it was just to peruse the words, and I do think that GO is a good one. I'd probably choose something like ONWARD myself. Your blog is always interesting. :-)

    1. This lady always makes me laugh. We all need that a lot. Here is the link:

  2. Mine has to be CHANGE. We are selling a house, buying a house, moving across country plus all of the everyday changes that get made as the challenges and opportunities of life go on. Or it might need to be BREATHE as I attempt to stay calm through all of this LOL. Interesting post.

    1. See, I could go with a real word, an important word or even one that makes good sense. But I would forget it way too soon. I need something that is wonky yet meaningful for me. May I should have stuck with "Batman". :)


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