My word for 2010

January 4, 2010 Uncategorized 9

My word for this year is :


1. to amend or alter: to revise one’s opinion.
2. to alter something already written or printed, in order to make corrections, improve, or update: to revise a manuscript.
3. British. to review (previously studied materials) in preparation for an examination.
Main Entry: alter
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: change


adapt, adjust, amend, change, convert, cook, correct mid-course, develop, dial back, diversify, doctor, fine tune, make different, metamorphose, modify, mutate, phony up, recalibrate, recast, reconstruct, refashion, reform, remodel, renovate, reshape, revamp, revise, shift, transform, transmute, turn, vary


continue, fix, keep, let stand, maintain, preserve, remain, retain, sustain

I considered using the word change, but it was so overused in the last election that I thought another synonymous yet perhaps more specific word was in order.

What do I aspire to revise? I think one of the words I most relate to in the list of synonyms is “recalibrate”, which is what I feel I really need to do.
For far too long I’ve not been feeling like myself, not really happy, and not really moving in the right direction. My word revise abolishes all that has been……it rejects continuing, sustaining and maintaining. I need to do none of that.
So I’m revising my game, my attitude and my determination to get what I deserve. I deserve to be happy and to feel good,mentally and physically……….
I’m revising my routines, to not be so rigid and to not be upset when my plans don’t go as I want.
I’m revising ………….me, to be stronger, better, happier………
Stick around…………to see how it goes!

Dad update:

My dad slept well last night, and woke a little after 5am and was lucid and non-combative, those are very good things to hear.
The Dr who has been attending to him during his stay did not yet sign release papers for him to move to re-hab facility today, but left word that her partner could and should do so after evaluating my dad after he wakes.
We are hopeful that he will be moving today. This re-hab is located on the campus where my parents currently live, in independant living apartments. It’s a little walk, but my mom will be able to see him daily. He can receive PT and OT services and with lots of work, he may be “home” soon.
I’ll update as I know more.

9 Responses to “My word for 2010”

  1. Beth

    good word

    I like doing this because it leaves the door wide open to how you want it to work…have fun and good luck!

  2. linda

    I like your word for the year. I think we all could use a little revising in one way or another. I’m still thinking about what word to choose.

    Sounds like good news regarding your Dad. I hope he gets released to rehab today and is settled soon. We’re all certainly at the age where we’re dealing with elderly parents. It’s not easy is it! I hope it works out well for all of you.

  3. Kristen

    Good word! I thing we can all use a little revising!

    I’m glad to hear that your dad is doing better. hopefully he’ll get to go to rehab soon! Keep us updated!

  4. Janel@Dandelion Dayz

    Oh, I love it! Revise is something I know I need to do on an ongoing basis. I always get in trouble when I get too comfy in my ways!

    Thanks for playing along! Great word!

  5. Pam

    Great word choice for 2010. Looking forward to witnessing your “revision” this year. Good news about your Dad as well. Hope it all goes as planned.

  6. My name is PJ.

    Excellent word, Anita….but I’d like to suggest you reconsider the ‘or else’ part. You put yourself in a corner if you do think ‘or else’. Revision might include being kinder and more forgiving to yourself??? Just a thought. It’s not an all or nothing life, is it?

    LOVE your new blog design! Love it! If I could suggest that for us old folks you darken the orange color because it’s almost invisible in your post and not much easier to read in your sidebar. I know, I know, I’m ancient and so are my eyes… 😉

    I hope your dad gets released to rehab. Have they thought about moving to assisted living someplace? Or maybe each wearing one of those life alerts?

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