Thursday, January 1, 2009


I really like new year's resolutions, but I also tend to lose focus pretty easily. The always-awesome Ali Edwards has a word that she focuses on every year, and encourages her readers to do the same. I love that this gives the year a broader focus, without narrowing it down to a narrow goal that can sometimes be pass/fail.

This year, my word is incomparable. The dictionary gives two definitions for the word. First, "Eminent beyond comparison." Well, that one doesn't seem quite right, but on view the second, I knew I'd found my word: "Not suitable for comparison." I love that.

You see, I find that most of my frustration, sorrow, lack of confidence, what have you, stems from comparing myself (my life, my choices, my ability) to others. I think that when I do this, I'm usually comparing my worst to someone elses' best, which is pointless.

So, this year, I will recognize that my life is not suitable for comparison, because it's mine and no one else's.


Anonymous said...

Great idea---

Happy New Year!


Paula said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and I think this is a teriffic idea! Happy New Year

Tami said...

My sister-in-law said she is planning to do the same thing, and it reminded me what a great idea it is. I've done that before, but not until part way through the year. So we'll be borrowing your idea at our house too!