I’ve been reading so much lately about everyone’s word of the year, and I’m loving this “trend”. If you follow me on instagram, then you probably already know that my word of the year for 2017 is “transitional”.
2017 was the year I decided to work from home. I’m not talking direct sales or MLM companies, though I’ve done my share of that. And to be honest, some of those companies are truly incredible and I adore supporting them. It’s just not necessarily for me.
What I mean is that I finally decided to do something about my interests. Because here’s the thing, I’ve always been a writer. Or maybe I should say a writer who’s too busy or too distracted or too (insert a million more excuses here) to write. I’m totally one of those girls who had toyed with the idea of blogging for years. Why didn’t I just do it?
I really don’t know. I wish I’d just taken that first step sooner. But, as is our family’s unofficial motto – it is what it is. Maybe it took 2016’s butt whooping (see what I mean here) to finally get me to say, “Enough! It’s time for me to do what I was born to do (besides being a mother and wife ♥). And just DO it!”
Hence, I birthed my very first blog. Sorry (not sorry) for the visual, but seriously though that’s what it felt like at times.
At first I sucked. And I say that with utmost respect for myself because I had zero clue what I was doing. But I learned and I grew… and I transformed. What I thought was going to be a blogging career quickly turned into a social media whirlwind, and it didn’t take me long to discover other passions and talents I didn’t even know I had!
I am so excited about where my life and business are headed, but the thing is it’s all been a bit much to process. Which leads me to my word of 2018.
Oh how I long to be organized. I’m one of those people that can feel clutter. When the house is messy I carry it like a burden. When my computer is muddled my thoughts are muddled. Perhaps I’m slightly OCD, and I try not to be a perfectionist, but I do need order. That’s my focus for 2018 and I can not wait to be my best well organized self!
If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to come up with your own word or words. Really I do. It feels so empowering to have a laser point focused on what you want out of the next year and to ensure you stay headed in that direction.
If this concept is new to you, and you don’t really know how or where to begin, let me suggest you start with the past year. It’s easy to come up with a word for what you’ve already experienced. How did the year feel for you in general? If it’s good, play off that and let it propel you and motivate you for what you want more of in the next year. Similarly, if it’s not so good, go ahead and acknowledge that but remember to keep in mind everything you’ve learned and let that be a guide to you for the future.
Then take a moment, or a day… or two, and decide and declare what your word is for 2018. Even if it’s just to yourself. I like to
over share my goals and aspirations a lot, but sometimes these things are just better left private and that’s totally OK.
If you’re reading this and 2018 is well underway, I’m here to remind you that it’s never too late. I’m slowly discovering that I have words to describe different seasons of life. For example, if I summed up summer of 2017 in one word, it would have to be “hustle”. December of 2017 was all about get togethers, so my power word for the month was “family”. I love to look back and attach words and/or phrases to various seasons of life. It helps me remember and it helps me to move forward with more clarity.
And this is definitely more about looking forward than it is about looking back. I expect 2018 to be many things. So these are some of the words and definitions that have been trending lately, and also some interesting ones I’ve seen floating around that I think are worth mentioning! (Some of these are words that friends and family members have shared with me. Shoutout because I love you all!)
Growth – A process of development.
Fearless – Brave (or just doing it scared).
Abundance – Extremely plentiful and oversufficient.
Flourish – To thrive and be in a vigorous state.
Connected – United, joined or linked.
Capable – Having the power and ability.
Joy – The emotion of great delight or happiness.
Restore – To reestablish or bring back to a state of health and soundness.
Intentional – Done on purpose.
Content – Satisfied with what one is and has.
Grateful – Deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received.
Calm – Still.
Hope – A feeling that events will turn out for the best.
Bold – Daring and non hesitating.
Aware – Alert and conscientious.
Balanced – Being harmonious and adjusted.
Peace – Freedom of the mind.
Unstoppable – Unbeatable, cannot be surpassed.
Clean – Pure, fresh and wholesome.
Valuable – Having considerable worth.
Efficient – Skillful and well functioning.
Faithful – Steady, loyal, and reliable.
Becoming – Alluring and gracious.
Fruitful – Producing good results.
Solid – Strong and genuine.
Do you have a story behind your word of the year? Comment your heart out!