For me, the other word that goes with nurture, is growth. So in the year to come, I will protect my growth, I will fiercely guard my right to grow, in whatever arena that may be. In order to grow, like a tiny seedling, there are things that I will need: time to relax and recharge – to read, run warm baths, meditate, walk and contemplate; to know when to retreat and take things at a slower pace; I need to nourish my physical body – exercise and nutritious food, as well as nourishing my inner self – making sure I silence the inner critic and talk to myself in the same way that I would encourage others. I will seek out the new and relish the experiences, knowing that everything is contributing to growth. I will cherish my relationships, those already in my life and those yet to be made. I won’t let fear of failure stop me from chasing down my dreams.
So… there’s my word. Now it’s your turn… what will yours be?