I love how poetry helps me discover something about myself. Linda Engwall's poem really fits where I am in my life right now. It led me to my OLW.
Finding My Voice
When you have all these thoughts
just running around in your head
how do you make sense of any one of them
Switching from analyzing this
to analyzing that
Oh to find some relief
Like to take my head off
let all the garbage spill out
Then I would be left with a empty head
Funny I know
But how else do you clear the clutter away
Read the rest of the poem here.
I chose VOICE as my one little word to guide me through 2014 because this is the year I want to figure out the "what's next" I mentioned in my birthday post.
Our voice is a unique expression of who we are. I've spent much of my life trying to find my voice-- afraid to trust myself, I waited for others to tell me who I should be. But, growing older gives us the courage to do things differently, to take risks, and discover our own true selves. I don't know where Voice will lead me this year, but I look forward to the journey!
I'd love to hear about your One Little Word.
In case you haven't chosen one yet, here is a link to a video with Jon Gordon talking about how to choose your OLW. (I apologize for the advertisement that precedes the video.)
Don't forget to stop by and see Donna at Mainely Write for today's Poetry Friday.