Word for the Year

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Each year I choose a word for the year.

 

I’ve started searching for my word for 2019 and reflecting on past words I’ve chosen.

 

2012 Perspective
2013 Nourish
2014 Different
2015 Flourish
2016 Balance
2017 Shine & Grow
2018 Fearless

 

Sometimes the word stays with me the whole year other times it drifts away or flips around.

2012 was our first year in Perth. And my perspective changed a lot. I lived for a year with no real life friends, no family support and a husband suddenly working away for months. I learnt a lot about how I saw myself and how I’d let other people’s perspectives cloud my sense of self.

2013 we moved to Baldivis and I nourished myself with new friendships and got a thermomix! We walked to school every day, we explored our new neighbourhood and built our house. I baked lots, pretty sure 2013 was the year of the bagel! I found a love for interior design that nourished my creative side.

2014 was different, we moved into our new home, Tom had 3 months off work to recover from having titanium plates put in his neck, in 13 years we’d never spent that much time together. It certainly was different.

2015 turned from Flourish to Flounder as my health deteriorated. All 3 girls were at school full-time and it was meant to be my year off to find myself. But more often than not I found myself on my brown lounge unable to do more than the basics to survive each day.

I laugh that 2016 was Balance, I didn’t focus on that word much but boy did it focus on me. Balance was the first dõTERRA essential oil I tried, in April 2016, and literally, that one drop changed my whole life.

2017 did see me Shine & Grow, the fact that I can see it myself shows how much of an impact the growth has had on my life.

2018 saw me ready to face my fears, embrace my fears and F E A R L E S S as I pursued my goals and dreams, I achieved many of my goals by mid-year, then stagnated as I hadn’t set more. I hadn’t given myself something to strive for, to work towards, to get me out of my comfort zone, to push past that fear.

 

I’m searching for 2019’s word, I’ve created a Pinterest board and will pin things that jump out at me until I find my word.

Choosing your word for the year is akin to setting an intention and focus for the year ahead.

It can be something you strive for, something you work towards, something to guide you, something to focus on, or something to support you.

Read through this list of words and see if anything sparks your interest.

Abundance

Acceptance

Align

Anchor

Aspire

Authentic

Aware

Balance

Be

Beauty

Begin

Believe

Bloom

Bold

Boundaries

Brave

Breathe

Build

Calm

Certain

Celebrate

Change

Cheer / Cheerful

Cherish

Choose

Clarify / Clarity

Clear

Comfort

Complete

Commit

Community

Confident

Connect

Conscious

Creative

Cultivate

Daring

Deep

Desire

Devotion

Do

Dream

Drive

Eager

Earth

Earn

Elevate

Embody

Embrace

Emerge

Empowered

Enough

Enjoy

Enthusiasm

Excite

Exist

Faithful

Fear

Fearless / Fear-Less

Feel

Find

Finish

Flexible

Flourish

Flow

Focus

Forgive

Forward

Free

Fresh

Fulfilled

Fun

Gather

Gently

Give

Grace

Gratitude / Grateful

Grit

Grounded

Grow

Guide / Guidance

Happy

Harmonious

Health

Heal

Heart

Help

Home

Honour / Honoured / Honest

Hope

Inspire

Instinct

Intention

Interest

Intuition

Invest

Involved

Jest

Journey

Joy

Jump

Keep

Kind

Kindle

Listen

Light

Less

Lesson

Liberate

Life

Limitless

Look

Love

Magic

Make

Manage

Me

Meaning

Mess

Mindful / Mindfulness

Moment

More

Mountain

Move

Near

New

Next

Noble

Nourish

Now

Nurture

Observe

Open

Original

Organise

Pause

Peace

Place

Plan

Plant

Pleasure

Power / Powerful

Practice

Pleasant

Present

Productive

Protected

Proud

Purpose / Purposeful

Quest

Quiet

Read

Receive

Refine

Refresh

Rejoice

Release

Renew

Repeat

Respect

Rise

Safe

Seek

Self

Self-reliant

Serene

Shine

Simple / Simplify

Slow

Space

Spark

Steady

Still

Strong

Successful

Support / Supported

Tether

Time

Thrive

Together

Transform

Treasure

Truth

Trust

Try

Unity / Unite

Us

Valued

Vast

Venture

Vulnerable

Wait

Walk

Wander

Well

Whole

Wholehearted

Wild

Wisdom

Wonder

Work

Worthy

Yes

You

Youth

Zest

Let me know in the comments if you’ve used a word in the past and if it had any impact on you.

Struggling to find your word? At this month’s Encouragement Circle we will be workshopping through finding your word, creating intentions for the lifestyle you want in 2019 – including creating a vision board, and outlining action steps to take when inspiration wanes.

New Year’s Eve – Monday 31st December 2018 11am in Baldivis – Encouragement Circle – Intentions 2019

Can’t make it in person but still need support and encouragement? With my Daily Intentions – Online Encouragement Circle you will get 90 days of encouragement, support, mentoring and friendship as you make little changes each day that will add up to create a big impact.

Places strictly limited. Click the links above for more details and to register for either the person or online event.

Imagine being able to get out your own way to do the things you want to do.

 

Imagine starting the new year as the most fabulous version of yourself you can possibly be.

 

I’d love for you to come along and connect with me, connect with others, find some encouragement and friendship in a safe place where you will be seen, be heard, be valued.

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