January 1, 2014

i've been waiting for you


hi twenty fourteen. thanks for showing up. i've been waiting for you.

you see, your predecessor and i didn't really get along very well and while i know that's a whole lot of pressure on you since you just arrived, i thought it only fair of me to be upfront with you right away. i pretty much love when things get off to a good, honest and immediate start. blame it on my ability to be a bit impatient.

i want you to know i have my word for you. my photos here, some of my favorite from years ago, probably already gave it away, but in case you hadn't quite gotten there...probably busy looking at your new surroundings...it's EMERGE.

do you like it?

there are so many definitions that emerge wears, but the one that jumped off the computer screen and onto my body with enough force to take my breath away for a minute was "to come into view."

you see, this past year i felt invisible. somedays i felt that i was hiding from myself and sometimes i just felt like i wasn't being seen. unfortunately, there were too many days when i felt afraid, small, unbalanced, and misunderstood. enough so, that i shrunk away from my normally brave, confident, resilient and steady self. i found out that if you allow someone or something to take away your power, that sadly, this is the result. it wasn't fun. in fact, at times, it was horrible.

so this year, thanks to emerge...grow, appear, surface, come forth, become known, rise, become apparent, come to light, become visible, develop, unfold and arrive will be the words that pull me out of the dark cocoon that kept me hidden last year and back into the bright world where i had always been. where i had always lived. where i belong.


hello new year
hello world
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23 comments:

  1. Emerge sounds like a very good word for you. You bring too much light and brightness into the world to be invisible. So, yes, emerge! And here's to a brand new year; may it be especially good to you.

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  2. the photos are beautiful. here's to walking in the light!

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  4. Happy New Year!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  5. Wow, I felt so many of the same things last year...and fear it is carrying on into this one. I hope 2014 is kinder to us both. Your word is AWESOME! :)

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  6. Wishing you an especially grand year.

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  7. Beautiful to see you rword this year, Beth. Looking forward to see you emerge xo

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  8. Hello, you! May this year bring you all that is good and healthy and creative.

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  9. what a wonderful, clean and simple word. may you have a wonderful 2014, beth.

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  10. I was crying to my Dad, about family troubles, and how I only received one Christmas card (from a friend). I've felt more invisible and alone than I ever have, over the past three years, so I understand. Then my parents forgot to get me a Christmas card. ;) I hope this is a good year for you - no, a great one.

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  11. Oh I love your word, Emerge! Just perfect to Shine, which was my
    word for last year. So this year I will laugh and just work at being
    happy. I look forward to your walk with Emerge this year.

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  12. Awesome word, Honey ! And may this New Year be everything your Soul wants and needs ! Love to you and your peeps !

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  13. I can't think of a word yet, but I'm working on it! Also, that first photo is stunning.

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  14. Oh yes- the best word I think I've heard yet!! Can't wait for emerge to unfold and to get to follow along! Hugs to you!

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  15. Don't you think part of emerging is wanting to? Trying to? And you are, so there you go -- the first step. And owning it is the second!

    Happy New Year, my friend. I have to get on the stick and announce my word. A post I should have written two weeks ago when I decided on it! Neither of us have had a love affair with 2013 -- I think this year will be special and different, filled with better things (although it wouldn't be life if a few challenges didn't sneak in.) Happy New Year to my emerging friend!

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  16. excellent word and photos to go with!

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  17. This is so fitting for you…ohhhhh…it's going to be a good year! Yes it will!!! xoxo

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  18. Her is to a great 2014 filled with peace, strength, contentment, voice, and more fantastic photos.

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  19. Hello you! Wishing you a most fabulous year! xoxo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth