Happy New Year blog friends!
I've spent a lot of time that past few weeks thinking about my life, and especially the year ahead. I think part of it was turning 30 and just being really reflective on where I am right now and where I want to go. It feels like a really transformative time for a lot of people. Personally, my 2016 was really hard, mostly because I lost my mom in July, and it feels like I spent the past 6 months just super struggling with that, even if it didn't always seem like I was. It was a hard year globally too so there's a lot of energy going around focused on letting the bad go and being open to the new year and all that it can bring.
I always set birthday goals each year, but finding a word that I want to focus on in 2017 seemed like a wonderful way to jumpstart the new year. I have been reflecting on the things that went right in 2016 and what went wrong, and what habits I have that have contributed to each. What kind of vibes to do I want to contribute to the world? Good ones obviously, but I wanted it to be more focused than that.
With these things in mind, I finally settled on my word that I want to influence my 2017:
I want to spend 2017 being intentional with everything I do. I want to set intentions related to my career, my relationships, my finances, the energy I put out into the world, all of it. I debated a few other words before settling on intentional. I was circling mindful and authentic for awhile as possible contenders, but I believe intentional kind of covers both of those things and fits in well. I feel really good about this decision. Just thinking about my word has been all motivated to kick some ass this year.
I'm ready to see what 2017 has in store. All the ups and downs, I'm ready for it.
I'm linking up with Nicole at Writes Like a Girl so go check out all the words everyone decided to focus on in 2017! Cheers!