Over the past several years I have chosen one word to focus on for the ensuing year.

Previous year’s words have been clarity, contentment and sing. I will continue to focus on “sing” in 2014 as I found it to be extremely helpful to me last year and an aid to some much needed emotional and physical healing.

This year’s word was easy to choose and came to me without much effort:

Forward.

Forward thinking.

Forward planning.

Forward motion.

I’ve spent too long wishing for and then lamenting the loss of the plan I had for certain areas of my life. Towards the end of 2013 I finally accepted that that particular vision is not going to happen.

It is time to move forward and make a new plan and a new reality.