I am resurrecting a tradition that I started in 2015, continued in 2016 and 2017, and then stopped. Not sure why I stopped, but I now feel the need to anchor 2022 with a word. A single word that drifted into my consciousness toward the end of 2021: Simplify.
In November, I found myself decluttering and organizing, organically and digitally, and taking great pleasure in the results. I have decided to continue this paring down of non-essentials and streamline other aspects of my life.
In short, I intend to release what no longer serves me.
I like this definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary…
a : to reduce to basic essentials
b : to diminish in scope or complexity
c : to make more intelligible : clarify
And these quotations…
Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. Hans Hofmann
SIMPLIFY ♦ SEMPLIFICARE ♦ SIMPLIFIER ♦ SIMPLIFICAR ♦ VEREINFACHEN ♦ FORENKLE
Have you selected a word for 2022?