In January I designated my word of the year as growth.
I chose this word because I finally felt like I was in a position to put down roots and expand on myself. We’re over halfway through the year and I only feel like I’ve grown in one aspect of my life.
Most of my career up until now has been pretty boring and not very challenging. The only challenging parts were difficult people, not the work itself, so while I had to adapt my personality in some circumstances – I didn’t really advance my career.
In my current job, I am not bored and quite challenged every day. I’m actually working harder than I knew that I was capable of. And for that, I’m proud of myself.
But I’ve become quite stagnant in other areas of my life. So I’m using this as a reminder to start working growing in other areas of my life before the year is up.