Last week, I wrote about my word for 2013. I didn't mention that what I posted was an abbreviated version of what I originally wrote.
Luckily, Sally's second prompt for her focusing on life challenge is our "word" for 2013. This means I get a chance to elaborate (and hopefully not bore you too much).
I don't like New Year resolutions. By February or March, resolutions are forgotten. I think this happens (for me, at least) because the desire to change doesn't always bring with it the will to act.
My word for 2013 is WILL. Where there is a will, there is a way.
I think of an old boxer, down for the count, who wills himself up to continue the fight against the odds. That's the kind of will I want for the year -- the will to keep fighting. In my case, this is somewhat literal in that I will be sparring during my black belt test and it scares the hell out of me.
I envisioned an old photo: boxing gloves and handwraps tossed on the ground. My sparring gloves are not all that close to boxing gloves, but that's okay because my belt isn't really a handwrap. :)
The effect is similar, though, and I love the reminder it gives me.
Sally, thanks again for another fun photo week. Please check Sally's blog, the Studio Sublime, and see how the other participants put their words for the year into photos.