One Little Word 2018: FORGE

Verb –
1 a : to form (something, such as metal) by heating and hammering forged pieces of iron into hooks
b : to form (metal) by a mechanical or hydraulic press with or without heat
2 : to make or imitate falsely especially with intent to defraud : counterfeit forge a document forge a signature
3 : to form or bring into being especially by an expenditure of effort working to forge party unity The two countries forged a strong alliance.

IMG_3711It took me a while to think about a word for this year – I sort of lost touch with ‘BUILD’ last year. One thing that I think will help me with this word this year is getting a small sign or postcard with it on it to hang at my desk so I can see it every day.

I was toying with CREATE for a while but that feels too froo-froo in this do or die, full on assault that the world is right now. I spent a bunch of time chewing this over and FORGE stood out. The change I want to bring about this year isn’t easy – it will take serious effort, skill, and diligence to bring forth. There’s serious work that needs to happen in our political sphere, in regards to my health (losing weight OK?!), and we have some big designs on house projects. But nothing will happen if we don’t put our heads down and let fire sculpt iron.

 

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