I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post about a contest and part of each entry was choosing a word that will define your 2021, and I realized that’s a thing I usually do for the new year – even if I still can’t believing it’s approaching so quickly.
I also realized that I never even did last year’s words post, so I don’t have anything to have defined 2020 and maybe that’s where it all went wrong.
As all of these thoughts entered my mind a word came into view just as suddenly – Adapt.
2021 is for adapting. “Modification according to changing circumstances.”
Because if 2020 taught us anything it is this: Who the fuck knows what’s going to happen next.
I will try to adapt. I will try to change. I will hope that others in the world start realizing that it’s okay to change yourself as the world around you changes and circumstances become apparent.
(I would like the idea of the ‘flip-flopping’ politician to die a quick death – change is good!)
And so I will accept the things I cannot change, and work on changing the things I cannot accept.