The Urban Dictionary defines all in:
Originally and still a poker metaphor, ‘all in’ has also come to mean a situation whose subject is unreservedly involved, without qualification. Fully committed. In this sense the term “all in” is almost the same as its denotative opposite, “all out,” as in all-out warfare.
A two-word phrase for how I want to live my life. All in.
Unreservedly involved. Fully committed. Firmly resolved. Focused. Eager. Ready.
A New Year aside – although it’s a tidy little starting line to draw in the sand – I stare my life straight in the eye, face to face with who I am now, today, so completely convinced there’s still more me out there yet to find.
Welcome to my new place: one hopeful year
one hopeful year means digging heart and soul deep to find faith and hope.
one hopeful year means discovery … dedication … delight in the ordinary … and the courage to seek out some extraordinary.
one hopeful year means thinking and reflecting and dreaming and daring and wondering and asking. It means giving.
one hopeful year means a year of writing. I write to learn, share, create, and grow. I write because … and here’s some good grammar … I can’t not.
one hopeful year also means doing. It’s in the doing where I’ve been stuck. I’ve been living some sort of transitional inertia – neither here nor there – and I’m unsure where to lead this life of mine next.
High school physics taught me it takes a powerful force to overcome inertia. Hope is that powerful force. The kind of force that tells me: I know I need to go all in in order to live all-out.
Who knows where life will lead in this next hopeful year or what cards life will deal? I hope you follow this blog and my journey as I push all my chips to the center of the table.
I’m all in.
Happy Hopeful Year!