Unbroken: My Word of the Year for 2016

My word of the year for 2016 is officially Unbroken. Is it even a word? I considered many words, but a friend suggested this word, and for many reasons, literally and figuratively, this is the word I decided upon. In 2016, I will be Unbroken.

Every year, like many others, I try to resolve (no I don’t do resolutions because those are just stoopid…I’m not suddently going to be buff or whatever) to be better than the year before. As with all of the many years before, I resolve to find one word, one sentiment, that will carry me throughout the year, to guide me to be better. This year, unbroken will guide me. Literally and figuratively, I refuse to be broken.

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If you’ve been following along at all (I thank all 5 of you), you know that I’m physically broken right now. I’m trying to cope with it, but it’s not going as well as planned and it’s frustrating. But that’s not all. In a lot of ways, I’m not just physically broken. A whole lot of me has been broken for many years and it’s time for me to be unbroken. It’s time for me to take charge. This year, 2016, is the year that I resolve to be unbroken for good. I will be strong (another word I considered), I will cherish the love (yet another word I considered) that I’m afforded, and I will be unbroken.

I will heal. Unbroken.

My arm will heal and be unbroken.

My heart will heal and be unbroken.

My soul will heal and be unbroken.

This year, 2016, I will be whole. This is the year I will finally be unbroken.