\ ˈste-dē \
1a: direct or sure in movement : UNFALTERING
b: firm in position : FIXED
c: keeping nearly upright in a seaway
2: showing little variation or fluctuation : STABLE, UNIFORM
3 a: not easily disturbed or upset
b(1): constant in feeling, principle, purpose, or attachment
Have you ever tried choosing a personal word of the year? This will be my third year in the game, which has caught on in expanding circles. I've used "ATTEND" and "STRETCH." This year's word is "STEADY." It feels like a good "hang in there" word for the waning months of COVID fatigue. Also, I need to sustain momentum and balance in all the parts of my life that may become overwhelming around book launch time.
What lies ahead? Who knows? But brace yourself for whatever it is. Steady as she goes.
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.