32: Bloom

I am 32 today. I love being in my 30s. I’ve kind of been slacking on my goals the last couple of years. There has been so much change so far in this new decade that I’m in, and now I’m pushing the reset button to refocus on what I want to do and who I want to be. Which brings me to my word for 32.
Last year’s word was spirit. These past few weeks, I’ve been sitting with the word thrive. I realized that, while I’ve been enjoying many aspects of my life lately, I’ve been feeling as though I’ve merely been existing. Surviving, but not thriving, you might say. So I thought I’d make that my word. I recognized that it’s a little cheesy though, so I mentioned this to a friend, and he suggested the word flourish. While I liked that better, it still didn’t feel like my word.

Then, while reflecting back on the last few years, I remembered how before I moved to Orange County, I kept hearing the word rooted. And now that I’m in LA, I feel as though I’m well on my way to becoming fully rooted where I am. But that wasn’t my word either.

Rooted. Flourish. Thrive.

As I thought about these words and what they all mean, it came to me. Bloom. That was the word. Coincidentally one of the definitions for bloom is “to flourish or thrive.”

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