I’m going to make this short & sweet because honestly I’m not sure if my word of the year is something that you guys truly care about or if it helps you in some way… but I hope it is! I hope my word of the year can inspire you in some small way & that it will help you start off your new year with a little pep in your step. Ok, So this year I did a TON of reflecting, changing, & adapting… I mean, I became an official published author, a mom, a guest on the Today Show, & so so so much more. One monumental part of my year is when I took the enneagram test & found out I was a four. That may seem like a small moment, but it really helped me understand myself, how I work, & what motivates me more. It also helped me be more forgiving towards myself & taught me how I can be healthier mentally. I have to be honest that I thought the enneagram was silly when I first heard of it, but it has kind of been life changing in some ways. That being said… I’m a four like a said.
Key Motivations: Want to express themselves and their individuality, to create and surround themselves with beauty, to maintain certain moods and feelings, to withdraw to protect their self-image, to take care of emotional needs before attending to anything else, to attract a “rescuer.”
There is much much more to The Individualist, but one thing is I want to create ALL THE THINGS. I want to do all the things.. make all the things… and always express my creative side. My issue with that? I have a lot of dreams… a lot of hopes… a lot of intentions… & a whole big list of projects I want to do & a whole big pile of undone projects. So my word of the year?
1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.”she was full of good intentions”
To put it simply: I want to live with more intention in each and every single moment of my day. When I wake up? Instead of scrolling social media… I want to start my day with a purpose & tackle the day head on. When I’m making a list? I want to be intent on setting forth a plan to tackle the list and finish the things on it. When I blog & share my projects? I want to do it to the best of my ability to inspire you guys & show you all the aspects of it. When I’m hanging with my family? I want to be all there with all of my focus. When I’m at our shop? I want to tackle what I need to & focus on why I’m there. When I’m doing anything in my work? I want to be able to intentionally focus on where I’m needed & delegate the rest. I want to live with intention in all areas of my life.
I chose this word for so many reasons, but again… I won’t bore you with them all, but I did want to share because I do find these “word of the year” posts helpful when others post. I feel like they shed wisdom as they are chosen because it’s something we want to fix within ourselves & that takes courage to say out loud. I do make the lists, I do come up with the ideas, I do want to do and share more, but I just need to be intentional about it all in 2020 so I can be a better me. A better mom, a better author, a better wife, a better friend, a better believer, a better blogger, a better artist of my craft. All the things! I feel like in 2019 I was navigating be a new author and a new mom & now after some practice I’m really ready to go at it with a lot more intention and a whole lot more purpose. I love you all & I’m so thankful that you were by my side in 2019… cheers to 2020.. Let’s do this! Do you have a word of the year? share below or on my Instagram [HERE].