Happy New Year!
My word for 2016 was ruminate. I wanted to be intentional, to think things through. And I definitely thought about things. Some friends who got a peek into my thought process at times might say I thought a little too much!
One thing that I thought a lot toward the end of the year was my dreams. As in, maybe I’ll give them up. And for a few weeks in September and October, I was done. I was done writing, I was done pursuing my writing goals. Life would be easier if I just let them go.
But that didn’t sit well with me. I couldn’t let go of the desire to write and create. It’s just… part of me.
Instead, I decided to feed myself. I took a break from writing for a month and read a ton of books. I attended a conference. I took writing class after writing class. And I felt like I came to a good place.
So, my word for 2017 is…
I’m want to pursue:
>> Writing. And work on writing daily. Not a strict practice, of course. If I miss a day, I miss a day. It will happen. But I want to write daily as much as I possibly can.
>> Art. I want to paint and draw and take photos.
>> Blogging. Because I love this little space and want to continue filling it with all things I love: books, beauty, travel and creativity.
>> Self-Care. I think I need to prioritize this a bit more, because I don’t want to get to the point where I give up again. That’s just not me.
>> Travel. I love it. And it inspires me, so I need to do it more often.
As always, I like to put my word someplace where I’ll see it every day, so I drew inspiration from the first year I chose a word and cut the letters out of a passage of my writing. I decided to put it by my desk, since that’s where I usually am when I’m working. I originally planned to have an entire wall of inspiration complete by the time I needed to take these photos, but it’s still a work in progress. Life has been a little busy. 🙂
Do you have a word or goals for 2017? I’d love to hear about them!