Some of you have asked me if I had chosen a word of the year yet. The answer is yes. Yes, I have. Yes I did. Yes, it’s Yes.
I know that choosing yes, might seem a little funny, since there are lots of articles out there teaching us how to “learn to say no.” Well, I want to say yes more often. Yes to things I might not normally say yes to. Yes to things I may feel guilty about doing.
I am currently listening to Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, and it has been a revelation. Now, I understand “me” so much better. The idea that I need downtime. I need quiet time. Alone time. It fuels me. Whereas extroverts are fueled by being around people, socializing – socializing sucks the energy right out of me. So, while listening to this book, I chose the word Yes.
With all my new “me” knowledge – I want to say yes to more things. Yes to more socializing, but at the same time, yes to spending quiet evenings at home curled up with a good book. Yes to getting out of my comfort zone every once in a while and yes to planting my feet firmly in my comfort zone whenever I need it.
And yes to cute jewelry to remind me to say yes more often!
I found the top “Yes” necklace at Word Baubles on Etsy.
I am a sucker for cute, simple packaging. Totally loved this!
I couldn’t resist the gorgeous “oui” necklace from Poetic Designs on Etsy either! Isn’t it so lovely? It arrived in a cute little pouch, that I sadly forgot to take a photo of.
I really love both of these necklaces and will probably say “yes” to buying a couple more from these vendors!
If you want to learn more about choosing your word for 2013, and see what others have chosen, stop by One Word 365.