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Nurture #WOTY2021

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My word of the year for 2020 was 'Balance' and I'm mighty pleased with myself regarding how I fared. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but it was a year of immense learning for me. It taught me so much as a person and helped me look at life in a much better way. Thanks to the lockdown and being safe at home, there was ample time in hand, but it was initially chaos. With time, I learnt to manage time better and was able to balance everything that was on my plate. It wasn't easy and like everything else, it took time, but, I got there.

2020 was a year of survival, about new learnings, about accepting the things in your kitty. I want 2021 to be about nourishing them. I want my passions, my interests, my life to grow beautifully and hence I want to do everything that I can to nurture them this year. So, my word of the year for 2021 is:

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I'm a woman of varied interests. My partner is pretty much the same too. Together, we have a lot of common interests and a lot of varied ones too. He's someone who has always helped nurture the things that are important to me. I do the same for him too. Now, it is time for me to do it a bit more for me and for him too. Everything needs a loving and safe environment to grow. Everything needs to right nourishment, the right encouragement, oodles of love and tender care. That is what 2021 is going to be about. I'm going to nurture myself and the things and people I love. 

I know that we all grow at different rates and while I have accepted this years ago, I haven't thought much about it. I'm going to give everything the time and space it needs. Be it a person, a passion, a plant or anything else under the sun. I'll nurture it with all I have and shall never give up on it. I'm very picky and particular about the relationships I have with people and I deliberately have very few of them. These relationships are important to me and I'm going to nurture them more. It is no hidden secret that I'm not too fond of many people. I have a few handpicked ones close to me and I'm very protective of them. I'm going to keep it that way. The lesser the people, the lesser the drama. This is a mantra I have come to live by.

Everyone deserves to be nourished, to be nurtured, to be believed in. Well, it is time for me to embrace that in 2021.

What is your word of the year?