My Word For 2021: Miss Out

My word for this year, is “miss out.”

Not, “no.” Not, “say yes to the best.” Because I’ve done those things.

Every week I say no to opportunities, obligations, events, requests.

But it’s not enough.

The last three months I have been living my dream life. My dream town. My wonderful family. My dream job. But my life is so full of “the best” I don’t have time to savor it.

My nose is barely above the water, and I feel I am drowning in things I love.

This year I want to enjoy what I have. Get used to embracing the pit of my stomach turn from missing out on a business opportunity, a great vacation, and family obligation.

Exchange it for rest.

I feel paralyzed when I look back at the year and see such a large pile of great things.

It seems like there is nothing to cut out of my life, but I can’t keep going like this. I can’t keep doing every “best” that passes my way.

I want to experience missing out to the fullest this year. And I want to have the bandwidth to fully absorb the joy of what remains. I don’t want to spend another year trying to hold myself together long enough to get through one blessing and onto the next one.


  1. that’s an interesting thought about missing out thanks for sharing that… you’re being so blessed you can’t handle it anymore! Good problem to have 😆

    1. Haha, if you’ve gotta have a problem, being too blessed isn’t a bad option.

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