Epic adjective \?e-pik\: very great or large and usually difficult or impressive. Extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope. Last week I thought I'd settled on my word for 2014. I feel as if I lived a good deal of my word in 2014 and wanted to keep that momentum going. What better word to select for my 40th year of life than epic?
I was praying out loud as I walked around the house shifting things around and setting things in order. Glad that no one was around to listen in on the conversation that probably makes me sound like a complete nut job. I prayed for God to bring me peace. For my purpose to be fulfilled. For me to help others. I remembered how last year, during the Women's Summit that my chapter hosted, I was asked to fill in as the keynote speaker was unable to make it. I remember Monica May, the MC, stating that I was not a stand in but rather "the vessel". And as I prayed out loud for God to fill me with grace, to heal my family and to make of my life what He set for it to be, I spoke this sentence "God, let me be the vessel". And then I realized what my word should be for 2015.
Vessel noun \?ve-s?l\: a vein or artery that carries blood through the body. A container (as a cask, bottle, kettle, cup, or bowl) for holding something. A person into whom some quality (as grace) is infused.
But you know me. Why settle for one word when two explains it better. So, for 2015 my words are Epic and Vessel.
A great deal of changes are coming. I want to focus more on coaching, on continuing to build a better me for the sake of my child and because I deserve it, on creating healthy boundaries and understanding that I'm not here to change everyone and fix everything. I'm just here to be awesome and I can't let folks dull my sparkle.
I'm here to be the vessel with a message. The message will be different for each person that I'll come in contact with but ultimately, it will be epic.
See you in 2015 my good people!