The word for 2020 is FUN.
Seriously. This is perfect.
When I started twirling ideas for 2020 word of the year, the general theme became clear quickly.
Bounce. Adventure. Twirl.
I needed something Tigger-y for 2020. Not “strength”, “resilience”, or “hope”. Definitely not “discipline”, or “commitment”. Nope. That’s all way too serious.
2018 was spent mostly pregnant, and, while that year was many things, fun it was not.
2019… I don’t even remember what my chosen word was for 2019, that’s how chaotic it was. Could the word be CHAOS? I doubt it. But, that’s what it felt like. Lots of joy, and tears in 2019 – and I managed to keep another human being alive (!) – but once again, not really… FUN. Sleep deprivation was not fun. Losing strength was not fun.
There is also something in the air this winter. It feels like the first winter in years when I am still BOUNCING at the end of December. I’d like to keep that momentum.
And I love the idea of having a filter in mind, when approaching the many choices life throws at you. Should I try the new thing, go to this new place, sign up for that race? What is the one filter I can run these options through?
In 2020, the question is: “IS IT FUN?”.
A social gathering? Perhaps. As long as it’s FUN.
Potential race? Sure. But is it FUN?
A trip? A class? A course? A workout? A new training plan? A new gym? You get the idea.
And now, the mission statement for 2020…
The wonderful thing about tiggers Is tiggers are wonderful things! Their tops are made out of rubber Their bottoms are made out of springs! They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I’m the only one
The wonderful thing about tiggers Is tiggers are marvelous claps! They’re loaded with vim and vigor They love to leap in your laps! They’re jumpy, bumpy, clumpy, thumpy Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I’m the only one