Respect

first pages of 2022

Hello and Happy 2022 to you! If you are following for a while you know every year I choose a word to focus on during the year. It’s a tiny thing but always brings me back to the moment. This year I’ve chosen R E S P E C T.

Basically, RESPECT in relation to setting limits and boundaries for me. Setting barriers for protecting my values, mind and body.

In another hand, I need to give more space to my kids, young adults, to explore and to speak up their wishes and thoughts. I need to let go of my helicopter mother instinct. So, in this case, it is respecting their boundaries.

I’ve just come back from a long overseas trip. If you have noticed I haven’t posted for a while. I had many triggers during this trip, both physically and emotionally. I’m still processing them, but it’s clear that the lack of self-respect and boundaries is something I need to work on.

Journaling is my form of therapy. Using words or/and images I express myself and make sense of my thoughts. I’m pleased the page number for my first page of this year is the 100th. It has a feeling of resetting, starting anew. I used to have a new journal for the new year, but I’ve given up this habit. Now I just keep going with my pages, freedom of choice.

It’s wonderful to travel, to go away a little, but the best is to come back home, to come back to myself.

Hope you are home wherever you are!

Have you chosen a word for the new year?

Hugs,

E.

16 responses to “Respect”

  1. Building up strong boundaries can be hard, but it is such necessary work. My word for 2022 is Replenish, and I’m using it to mean something similar — getting back the energy that was lost by not having adequate boundaries and by feeling pushed around.

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    • Exactly, Meg, people push us around with such a lack of respect, we really need to strengthen our barriers. Your word is lovely, lets hope we can keep up with our intentions for this year.

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    • Thanks, Colleen! It’s good to be back. My self-discovery journey seems endless, but I’m progressing, and this is what matters. Yes, poetry! I’m refreshed to write poems. Happy New Year to you! 🙂

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