it’s the middle of January friends, and each year for me that means : sharing my word for the year!!! literally makes me giddy just typing that. this is my SEVENTH YEAR to start the new year off with a word.
it started in 2013 with give, then 2014 was living alive, 2015 was all about receiving, 2016 was gather+be, 2017 was life + laughter, then this last year was the year of paying attention.
so as I “pay attention” to reflect and remember all the things that happened in 2018, I am astonished. it’s amazing what can happen when we are aware, isn’t it?
it’s time to chat about what word we are going for in 2019! are you ready…….
this is my new motto. something I am fighting very hard to live by every day. to truly BE PRESENT and be where I am. the world we live in is constantly in motion, there are things vying for our attention 24/7. I have finally been able to admit to myself that I am somewhat addicted to performance, productivity, and connectivity. it is such a struggle for me to simply sit and be – physically and mentally. so in 2019, I want to do less performing, more unrushing. less proving, more being.
a few thoughts on unrushing:
encourages me to linger
helps me remember to do the things that fire me up
helps me be present with my people
allows me margin to stop and help, talk, be of service to someone
If you do this practice, I want to hear YOUR word of the year . I don’t think there’s a special magical system to discovering your word or words, but I would just encourage you to be still and listen. to pay attention to where you want to shift your focus for this new year. maybe it’s an area you know you need to work on, or maybe it will catch you by surprise. the past two years, my words have come out of the blue. I’m not even sure where I got “unrushed”, but when I read them in a book, hear them on a podcast, or scan over them in my journal – I know it’s meant to be.
if you don’t know your “word” yet, i’ts OK! there’s no rush to figure this out. this is simply an intention for your next year. lean into it, listen well, and then once you know your word: write it down where you will see it and commit to pay attention how you can live that out in 2019!
if you have a word, I’d love to hear it! shoot me an email, or respond to this post! much love!