Whoa, it’s been a hot minute since I posted anything new here! Let’s just say that the holiday season runs from Halloween to New Year’s in this house. 😉
But now that it’s Jan 3, no more excuses! And I thought what better way to start the year than with this year’s word.
A few years back, my team started focusing on a single word for the year – most of the time, this word is business-related and helps to bring back some motivation when we hit a slump.
But this year, I needed a LIFE word. Something to help me stay focused on moving forward and not just feeling stuck.
So, without further ado, my 2019 word is
How I Chose My Word
Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve been going through the motions. Get up, do the stay at home mom thing and then….. yep, pretty much just do the stay at home thing. 😉
Not that there is anything wrong with being a stay at home mom; I actually love being home. And believe me, it’s a ton of work and I’m not reducing the enormity of its importance.
I just felt like I was kind of floating through the day, reacting to what needed to be done and every day felt like that movie Groundhog day.
For months, I kept telling Tim that I want to do something but I didn’t know what. I have a great family and a great career but something wasn’t quite sitting right.
Finally, around the end of the year, I realized that I wasn’t just floating through the day, I was floating through life.
So, I took some time to figure out what needed to change in 2019. The overarching thoughts that came to mind were “Be the person you want to be. Be intentional with each day. Be excited about change. Be…be…be.”
I have been “just existing” and for the past year, I haven’t really been working on being someone. A great mom. A thoughtful spouse. An entrepreneur who is willing to try and fail. A centered person.
This year, I want to go from wafting through life to someone who is focused on actually being the person they want to be. Not just expecting it to happen on its own but putting in the work to make it come to be.
How I’ll Make it Happen
There’s no use in having a word if you don’t have a plan to make it a reality, right? I’ve come up with a few action steps to get me closer to embodying my word.
- Carve out time to be creative – I know that creating is my life juice. 😉 It lights me up and fills my cup. When I’m creating, I feel most like me.
- Envision the person I want to be. What do they do on a daily basis? What are their priorities? What makes them happy? Once I have that vision in mind, I do exactly what they do. 😉
- Stay in my lane – I try really hard not to compare myself to anyone else. I love to follow people and be inspired by all that makes them who they are but any time I feel that twinge of comparison, I try to shut it down as quickly as possible.
Those are just a few things I’ve been doing in these first few days of the year to stay focused on my own personal growth and happiness. 🙂
So, my friends, have you come up with a word for 2019? Even if it’s not a single word, maybe a phrase that you can hold onto when you feel lost? I hope you are excited about 2019 and know that you can do anything your heart desires. Let’s make it an awesome year. <3