I struggled to come up with a focus word for 2012.
Both 2010 and 2011 were horrific years for me personally. I suffered loses and betrayals that nearly broke me. But I hung on and refused to give up and things did get better. Much better!
Even though things were working out for me I was still having issues with anger and other strong emotions. Which would pop up out of the blue and knock the wind out of my sails.
On New Years Day I decided that I had to forgive and get on with life or I was going to be unhappy forever. I thought about it all day and that night as we went to bed ...I simply rolled over and said..."I forgive you!" I couldn't see his face in the dark but I could feel his relief....and it was like a ton of bricks were lifted off my chest. Not only did I forgive him but I forgave myself also and was able to release the anger I had kept bottled up inside.
So my word for the year has become a phrase instead...
The journal pages I'm sharing are the ones I made as I worked through these decisions. Funny how you can sometimes put things into your art that you can't say in words. Once you finish the piece and register what the message is is a "DA" moment.