It’s funny how we can take to some rituals like a duck to water. After spending decades setting resolutions – and promptly breaking them – I stumbled upon the concept of a word of the year and it just…clicked. There’s a delicious expansiveness to choosing a word as a touchstone for the year as opposed to setting resolutions. Where one is focused on a singular outcome, which means you can either keep your resolution or break it, the other encompasses myriad possibilities and unfolds in, sometimes, unexpected ways.
So, here I am, five years after I first stumbled upon the idea of choosing a word of the year. And what a ride these five years have been! If there is one thing I’ve learnt over these years, it is this:
Choosing my word of the year
After the gentle ministrations of BLOOM, which gifted me with some beautiful shifts and a number of tiny new seeds, it feels like it’s time to really allow myself to grow…to expand…to…
FLOURISH. That’s my word for 2019. It feels like a beautiful continuation of everything that I achieved last year, and holds space for me to plant and nurture some of the new idea seeds from last year.
Some of those seeds are personal – related to my spiritual and art practice. Others are related to this little online sanctuary that I’m building, and I’ll share some snippets of the overarching themes that I’m hoping to work with this year.
Do you have a word of the year? Do share it with me in the comments!
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