SoLongPTA

also known as

“WELL THAT COULD’VE BEEN EMBARRASSING”

WORD OF THE YEAR is apparently THE THING OF THE YEAR. So, of course, I was all over it. After throwing away 3 or 4 perfectly good words, I realized IT didn’t have to be perfect, just like I tell myself: I DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT…so I kinda got one word stuck in my head: “EVOLVE” I loved how it sounded & loved what I thought it meant.  But before I put it out to the universe, and on social, and on a coffee mug, tee-shirt, and jewelry, I did one important thing: I checked URBAN DICTIONARY. The FIRST definition, and I QUOTE: “A music festival held annually in Antigonish, NS, Canada.” (big mom sigh of relief) Used in a SENTENCE, and I QUOTE: “We’re going to dance our  faces off at Evolve!” (Seriously? DANCE is my Ridiculously Unperfect partner’s 2020 WORD!  What are the chances both our words were together in UD?) Feeling safe now, I skipped over to check with Merriam-Webster: UNFOLD UNRAVEL-that could be me, so keepin it real Merriam DEVELOP GRADUALLY

Just. What  I. Needed.  To. Hear.
Last year was a BIG YEAR: I turned 55 (reminder,  55 is also LV in Roman Numerals and the beloved initials of Louis Vuitton).  We also became EMPTYNESTERs and after 100 years of being a STAY AT HOME MOM,

I had lost:
MY ROLE
MY TITLE
MY PURPOSE

SO NOW WHAT???
I wasn’t sure but I certainly felt like I needed to HURRY AND MAKE IT PERFECT…
BUT SURPRISE, there will always be those UNEXPECTED DETOURS and SOME of my favorite detours have made my life fundamentally different & exponentially better!

New People
New Connections
New Opportunities
New Things to Learn

E V O L V E
AND another UNEXPECTED SURPRISE:
“evoLVe” contains my beloved LV I may keep this word for many years to come.

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Take It & Fly

I.  We are all works in PROGRESS.  We’re still “loading”, still  “becoming”, still figuring out our NOW WHAT?  And that’s  OK!!!

II. Birthdates in Roman Numerals are not only cool & hip, it’s  also way less scary.

III. “evoLVe” used in a sentence from Merrium-Websters  (seriously): “ Her company has evolved from a hobby into a  thriving business!”  Well many thanks Merriam for the vote  of confidence in SoLongPTA!

LoVe,
Robin

SoLongPTA