Happy new year! Happy! New! Year!
I’m not going to do the big spiel about the annus horribilis that was 2016, because yes, I get it, it was a bad one for so many across the globe. For me, it was merely just a slippery year that I never quite grabbed hold of. Case in point: I kept forgetting what my ‘word’ was all year. And I’d look it up on the blog – yes, that’s right, ‘clean’, I want to live a clean life, I want to eat cleaner, feel cleaner, be cleaner, get a cleaner (!), etc, etc, etc – then promptly forget it again.
‘Clean’ was clearly not the right word for me last year.
Although… I do think that I lived ‘clean’ last year. I sorted out my eating in a big way. I established a few organisation systems that helped free me from a lot of internal clutter. I improved my sleep habits. We started using an app to track our budget. I yelled at the kids A LOT about keeping their rooms clean…
But over all, after letting 2016 slide through my fingers, there was only one word that I could choose for 2017.
I want to bring more intent to everything I do. From the big things — like setting some solid goals rather than just wafting about the place as I am inclined to do — to small things — like having a place at home that my iPhone returns to so I can stop losing it all the time — I plan to live with more intention.
Intention means choosing, rather than just doing. Intention means knowing, rather than just thinking. This is the year where I will articulate my values and purpose. The year I will be mindful of my place in the world.
It’s a big word, and a small one too.
Have you chosen a word for 2017?
Share your One Word 2017 in the comments so we can talk it through. If you’re struggling to find your word, tell us that too and we’ll see if we can find one for you together.
To all my regular linky gals: I decided not to do the linky this year, but if you drop a link in the comments we’ll all visit each other’s posts that way.