I have enjoyed having a theme for the year for several years, and have chosen my word for 2018. There were a couple of things that happened this year that helped me choose it. One day, someone asked me who someone who walked by was. I said her name, and was about to say what company she was from, when I stopped myself with a thought, "Are you sure?" The person who asked me thought it was rather rude of me to not answer the question.
The other occasion was the quilting of the Adinkra quilt. I decided to wing it and do some doodle quilting, just letting myself decide what to quilt as I went along, but there was that internal dialogue again, "Are you sure?"
My goal for this year is to quiet that voice, and say back, "Yes, I am sure" instead of thinking "I think so" and pushing through despite my lack of assurance. I have worked for corporations all my life, and have attended a meeting or two. I know how to doodle. I am a master at doodling.
My word this year is Confidence. I will work on trusting myself more, and developing the self confidence to quiet that inner voice that makes me doubt what I am doing.