Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that it’s 2019 already. Just as I have for the last four years, I have selected a focus word for the year. This is different from setting new year’s resolutions. I choose to find a word that represents what I want, need, and hope 2019 will bring into my life, but sometimes the word chooses me. Before I share my new word with you, let’s look back on my last few words.
In 2018, my word was POSSIBILITY with a supporting phrase of Adventures that Stretch. This idea helped me looked differently at what was possible if I shifted my viewpoint. I also enjoyed some incredible adventures that did help me stretch in new ways.
For 2017, my word was CHALLENGE, and it served me personally, professionally, and on a global scale. I love new challenges and appreciated the permission I gave myself to rise to some new challenges and to say, “I’m not going to take this on,” to other challenges.
In 2016, my word was REJUVENATE, with a more internal, physical focus that I needed.
The first time I chose a focus word was 2015, and my word was MINDFULNESS. This proved to be a fulfilling year of learning to be more present, learning to mediate, and to enjoy each individual moment.
My word of 2019 is… SHINE.
There are many ideas that SHINE brings to mind.
- I would like to SHINE in my work.
- I would like to SHINE a light on the good work done by and for others.
- I would like to SHINE as a happy, grounded person.
- I would like to SHINE as a healthy human.
Have you chosen a word, a goal, or an intention for 2019? Please share!
I’ve chosen Gratitude. Gratitude for the opportunities, people, time, and places I get to to learn and grow from.
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