AUTHENTIC

 

WORD

Definition of AUTHENTIC

1.  obsolete : authoritative
2.  a : worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to or based on fact <paints an authentic picture of our society>
 b : conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features <an authentic reproduction of a colonial farmhouse>
 c : made or done the same way as an original <authenticMexican fare>
3  : not false or imitation : realactual <an authentic cockney accent>
4.  a of a church mode : ranging upward from the keynote — compare plagal 1
 b of a cadence : progressing from the dominant chord to thetonic — compare plagal 2
5  : true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character ~Merriam-Webster Definition
I choose this to be my 2013 word.  I like and resonate with #5.  TRUE to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.  
Over the years, I have tried to put myself into different ‘boxes’ thinking time and time that I could listen to my HEAD and ignore my heart.  Do something that I am good at and make lots of money, while avoiding the fact that if I listen and follow my heart, the money will never be an issue.  At 46 years old, I am listening and following my heart.  For me, this does not mean I get to ‘sit still’ and wait for the DREAM, Desire to happen.  It means I get to have action steps to attain the desires of my heart.  I get fearful and want to REVERT to what I know and am good at and know I can make a lot of money at.  However, when I take the action, rest, play, listen and surround myself with others that are living their Authentic life.  I find seconds, minutes, sometimes days in a row of peace within.  I get to live and be the Authentic person my Higher Being wants me to be.  I get to be of service to others and help them to find their way.
What IS YOUR Word of 2013?