New Year… New Me?

So here it is… launch day. I missed my lunch today, so I really wish it was lunch day, but I did say launch. My first real blog entry. I have been saying I would do this for months and it’s finally time…

The reason for now is the new year. New year, new me, new decade. Blah, blah, blah. How many times have you heard this before? I’ve heard it, said it, internalized it and sometimes wanted to vomit it back at you. But something has told me that this time it must be different.

You know, I can tell you the same spiel as the next person. “I’ve been through so much… if you’ve had the stress I’ve had, you would put it off… if you had to deal with this situation, you would feel the way I do.” But those are such self defeating lies I tell myself. I get so tired of living in that mindset. So it’s time to do something about it.

As we started approaching the new year I started looking at ways to make 2020 my best year yet. I’m so introspective, so it was time to start some research.

Word of the year! That’s it! I started some meditation. About 10 minutes a day of guided exercises focusing on finding some inner peace. Then I did some journaling to focus on some goals for 2020. I listed the top 10 things I hoped to achieve in the next year.

As I worked my way through this process I started making a list of words that started to resonate with the journey I desired my year to go on… and ultimately the word Intentional selected me…

I want to be intentional in 2020. The choices I make, the things I do, and the way I lead my life should be intentional and lead me in the direction that brings me joy and peace. It’s such an important goal for me.

As I settled into this word and wore it around for a few days I realized how well it fit… so many things fit in with intentional.

Just today I had one of those silly Facebook games come up on my feed, and wouldn’t you know it was a “word of the year” selection. I decided to play and the word it chose for me was “Bloom”. I feel it goes along with intentional, because I can not bloom if I am not intentional with my gardening.

I am excited for to be in this new decade and back in the Roaring ‘20’s! I hope you have an opportunity to choose your own Word of the Year and keep moving forward on your own life path!

Enjoy uncovering your very own joy.