Word for the year: Forward

Someone asked me what my word for 2016 could be the other day, and it took me until just now to realize that my word is Forward.

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The last few years have been pretty tough, and the last year or so has brought a lot of changes, some of which have been hard to process. In order to make this year different than the past few years means I need to leave the past in the past and move forward. I need to learn from what has happened and use that knowledge for the future, but I shouldn’t dwell on it. Nor should I live in the past. Living in the past limits you from being able to enjoy the present. It limits your ability to create a future. It is time to move forward and be present in this moment.
How about you? What is your word for this year?

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