Every year Arrow’s personal and professional development coach, Michael Buckley, asks everyone to pick a “Word of the Year.” The goal is to look inward and consider what we each need more of and what might improve our lives. Sometimes we need more focus or clarity. Sometimes we need more compassion. Sometimes we just need more fun!
Picking a word for both me and my community is a commitment to doing work on yourself and the “we” and “us” work we want to do as a community.
During 2022 at The Castlewood Senior Living, we had every department head change, either through transfer or growth within the company; all positive moves. Even with all the changes we continued to grow our occupancy, build our teams in each department, and I had the great pleasure of watching new department heads flourish in their roles. Our community is so blessed!
Now, looking forward to 2023, what The Castlewood needs is harmonious, forming a pleasing and consistent whole. No matter what we face as a community we will remain a consistent whole and come together as a team. We chose our word together; everyone agreed this word fits due to our teamwork. We will make a choice each day to come together harmoniously, no matter the challenges we face.
As for myself, I have chosen the word courageous. When I read the word and its definition, it is what I want to be in the coming year of 2023. I will not be deterred by danger or pain and will be brave in all challenges as I continue to grow.
What is YOUR WORD? I hope you will pick one too. What does your life need a little more of in 2023? What does "future you" thank you for working on now? Our words are meant to inspire us. If it is not inspiring, it’s not the right word.
And if you are reading this, please hold us accountable. When you visit The Castlewood Senior Living or come to town hall, ask us what our word of the year is and what have we done to support it.
Please look forward to the December 2023 blog where we tell you all the ways we lived in line with our word of the year and all the ways it helped improve our community.