As we're stepping into 2024, I want to share a little secret that's changed the way I approach each New Year. Forget about those tough-to-keep resolutions; I've got something better and way more fun – choosing a Word of the Year.
Why a Word of the Year Rocks
Think of your Word of the Year as your best friend for the year. It's not pushy or demanding. It's a gentle nudge, a reminder to steer your life in a direction that feels right. For me, this year is all about “Hope”. After a year of big changes – losing 50 lbs, finding myself again, hosting a retreat, and launching a website to help others – ‘Hope' is my vibe for 2024. It's my way of saying, “Hey, I'm ready to bring my miracle home.”
How Can You Find Your Word?
- Look Back to Move Forward: Grab a pen and paper. On one side, write down the good stuff from last year. On the other, jot down what you're itching to change.
- Feel It Out: Think about how the good stuff made you feel and what you want more of.
- Word Hunting: Pick up to five words that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s all about what feels good to you.
- The One: Look at your words and let your heart pick the one that just feels right.
Cool Things About Having a Word of the Year
- Simple and Sweet: One word, that’s all you need to remember. It's like your personal theme for the year.
- Go with the Flow: Life’s full of surprises. Your word can bend and stretch with whatever comes your way.
- Heart Talk: Choosing your word means you’ve got to listen to what your heart really wants. It's a great way to get in touch with yourself.
- Grow and Glow: Your word can inspire you to grow in new ways, whether it's being more patient, bold, or creative.
- Keep on Track: When you're at a crossroads, your word can help you choose the path that feels right.
- Stay in the Now: Your word keeps you focused on the present, making sure your actions match your goals.
- Bounce Back: When times get tough, your word can be like a little cheerleader, reminding you to keep going.
- Good Vibes Only: Picking a positive word can lift your spirits and spread the joy to others.
- Your Story: Each year’s word adds a chapter to your life’s story, showing how you’ve grown and changed.
My Year of ‘Hope’
‘Hope’ for me is about believing in the magic of what’s to come. It's about trusting the journey of motherhood, in all its forms – from donor eggs to surrogacy.
Make It Real
Share Your Word
What’s your Word of the Year? Drop it in the comments and let’s spread some inspiration. Remember, your words are powerful. They shape your path, and even if things don’t turn out exactly as you pictured, they’re still creating a beautiful story – your story.