What does trust mean? The verb form in the Merriam Webster dictionary states that the word trust means, “to place confidence in : rely on ” or the noun,”one in which confidence is placed”. I have been choosing a word of the year for a couple of years now. This year my word is trust. I chose the word trust to be trust in myself or having confidence in myself, being able to rely on my intuition and my knowledge to be able to know what to do and how to live my life to it’s fullest.
I was talking to my husband this morning and we were discussing how I have never had a job where I was excited to go to work. If there was ever a time that I was excited, it’s being in the school subbing. Unfortunately, they don’t do full time subs and worse, it doesn’t pay nearly enough to do that.
My husband brought up my jewelry making and what would I need to do to be able to make what I make as a sub? I need to start trusting myself that I can create things that people will want to buy and trust that I can create a career that I love by being creative.
Having trust in ones self can be kind of terrifying! I have never felt like I’ve had the support to create and make a career out of it. My husband is the first person that has been supportive in me doing something creative and build a business that I love.
As I sit here and write, I am listening to a meditation on self love. I should probably be more focused on the meditation, but I’m just trying to multi-task and should really make time to focus on 1 thing. This meditation just asked you to ask yourself, “Who am I?”. This is a great question that goes along with trusting yourself. Ask yourself, “who am I?” and then trust in that.
So, “who am I?”. I am a person who loves life, family, and friends, is creative, loves nature, is passionate, has dreams. So my next question is, “if I trust and believe this is who I am, then how do I follow through with being authentic and being me?” and ” how do I trust that I know myself and trust that I can be true to me?”
Do you have a word of the year? Do you trust yourself, your dreams, your intuition? If you trust, how do you make sure that you follow through, especially when your dreams are not necessarily mainstream dreams and passions or mainstream ways of following your dreams and passions?