I’ve nominated annual words before but have then let the year go on without giving too much thought to those words. In many ways, 2014 has left me hollowed out and unsure of my path. I was not sorry to see that year go, actually. But this feeling of bottoming out means that I am also in a position to be hugely present in the process of building myself back up–right now, I can be the agent of change in my world and am determined to hold on to the reins and not let circumstance or obligation play a stronger part in my renewal than I myself do. To that end, the following four words are important to me now and are words that will guide me throughout the year:
Too often I live in my head, my great plans, build out a future or a project in great detail…and then never do those things. This year I want to be intentional about putting into action all of those plans (or at least some of them!).
I can’t just want to put these plans into action, I need to have the discipline to act every day.
There are so many things I want to seek out this year — joy, opportunity, creativity, knowledge.
I want to do all these things with a sense of wonder, not allowing this renewal of self to devolve into the routine of daily drudgery or be subsumed by a sense of duty.