Last year my friend Lauren asked me to choose a word of the year for 2016.
I had one foot in the past and one foot in the future and had no idea where my life was headed, so I chose the word PRESENT. My goal for 2016 was to stop worrying / thinking / analyzing about what would happen in 3 months, a year, or 5 years. To let go of all of the planning I had done my whole life and to just be. Reflecting on that word choice, it worked out well. I truly did embrace living in the present.
Here we are stepping into crisp, pure January, and it’s time to choose my word of the year.
I considered: Efficient. Focused. Driven. Kindness. Outrageous. Spirited. Motivated.
After quite a bit of thought my word is:
I wanted something I could apply to many areas of my life, and intentional seemed to fit the bill. When I think about the past two years, they just sort of floated by with more reaction than action.
I want to be intentional with my….
Blog. I want to write about things that excite me and that I hope will inspire or excite you and let go of the business focus a bit.
Relationships. I need to cherish those relationships that are most important to me and deliberately spend time with those people.
Health. I hope to plan meals, workouts, sleep, and de-stressors that are purposeful rather than reactionary. I want to put more time into preparing plant-based, nutrient-rich meals.
Spending. I will buy things or experiences with purpose, thinking in advance the how and why they will enhance my life.
Home. Gradually the stuff builds up, and I wish for everything in my home to be considered and have space to breathe.
Have you guys ever chosen a word of the year? What’s yours?!