January is all about new goals and resolutions, setting intentions for work and life and for me, I’ve done all of that in the past and I always felt like I was failing… failing at not reaching some crazy big goal, etc so for the past few years I’ve been choosing one singular word to describe what I hope to do + who I want to be and I’ve absolutely loved living that out to the fullest. I also know some people that create vision boards [so I crafted one below for good measure] for what they want their year to look like and I love how visually this represents things I enjoy and what’s on my mind.
Basically if you haven’t chosen your very own word of the year, I highly recommend you do it! It’s not a rigid resolution or some unattainable want, it’s just a daily reminder to help you focus on creating positive change in your life…
For a look back, I selected INVEST for 2019, JOY during 2020, CELEBRATE in 2021, and then I gave everything my HEART for 2022. It’s a fun way to see what each year looked like, the things that mattered most, big goals and aspirations I had for that 12-month period and so on.
So when I started brainstorming ideas and words for 2023, a ton popped into my mind. I made a note in my phone when certain words stood out and made a short list that were comprised of the following:
From those words, I let my feelings simmer for a bit and started crossing off the ones that just didn’t fit. Whether they weren’t right for 2023 or another reason, it was evident that I kept coming back to the same word over and over again. Funny enough, I came to my IG community the other day with a fun giveaway telling you I’d send $$$ to the first person to guess my word and it took almost 20 hours until someone finally guessed correctly:
why this word?
Because this space for me has always been about inspiring my life AND yours as well. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in the squares seen on Instagram and all other social media platforms, especially when the beige + basic seems to be what’s “in” and “popular” but for me, I’ve really grown up a lot these past few years to find inspiration in anything BUT the ordinary and I’ve embraced what I truly love versus the boring and bland.
I’ve embraced color in my wardrobe as much as possible, I’ve gone rogue in home design and made big changes to mix patterns and prints, I’ve tried to get creative when it comes to health + wellness, traveling to places for the ultimate in memory making and always giving 110% to not only inspire myself to be my best, but others as well.
how do I plan to inspire this year?
I want to inspire YOU… to cook more in your kitchen and get creative with your meals, to live more purposefully with things that actually matter, to motivate you to get involved with local charities and non-profits to make a difference to the lives of others, to get healthy by incorporating more movement and activity into your daily life, by following your instinct in how you dress, and by allowing yourself to be the unique person you were made to be.
My wish is that by me living 100% of my true self it’ll help you to do the same. So come along for the adventure and let’s INSPIRE those around us!