And so the page turns on a new chapter for us all. Don’t you love that collective rush of energy and hope that the turn of the year brings? I make it a rule to thoughtfully leave the old year behind, smooth a fresh page ready to fill with dreams that have every opportunity of coming true, regardless of past performance.
There’s a brand, shiny new chance for all of us and it starts today. Right now.
So, each year for the past four years here on Maxabella Loves we’ve all met up to share our ‘word’ for the year ahead. In 2014 my word was ‘pause’ and that was a big success for me. ‘Pause’ is the kind of word that gave me the space to make many small changes that have enriched my life enormously. I will take much away from my little pauses.
This year I found it very hard to settle on a new word because apart from the pauses in 2014, it wasn’t an especially cheery year for me. It wasn’t awful, but it felt shaky and for a while there in November I really lost my sparkle. Luckily it was a temporary glitch and I ended the year feeling wholeheartedly complete and grateful. Gratitude always gets me there in the end.
I’ve been a terrible procrastinator this year as well, so in the end my 2015 word did find me, without fuss or bother. My word for the year ahead is:
Which means finishing what I start. Learning to be happy with what I have. Fixing the bits of me that feel broken. Loving fully and utterly. Feeling my circle of family and friends surround me. Complete.
So here we are, with a new chance at a new year. Happy new chance to you!
What word will help you spend this new chance wisely?