This post is one of my most cherished New Years Traditions. It all starts with finding a word for the New Year. Once that is done the goals, intentions and dreams are manifesting. Or is it the other way around? Do dreams lurk in the shadows of unconciousness and give hints so the right word emerges? Whichever way it is, it is working.
Looking back to the six+ years I have been doing the practice the words all have had value – some more some less:
💭 2013 – CRAFTALICIOUSME
💭 2014 – unfortunately I can’t remember a motto or word
💭 2015 – APPRECIATION
💭 2016 – LOSE
💭 2017 – BECOME Venturous & Lightsome
💭 2018 – BEAUTIFY
💭 2019 – TRUST
This years word will be MOXIE. I have not the slightest idea how that one sneaked up on me. I’ve heard of it but I couldn’t have told you what it meant. Maybe I still can’t quite grasp it but it feels right. The word is of Yiddish origin and the urban dictionary says: “It means a person full of energy, pep, courage or determination.” And that is exactly what I try to find, live and celebrate in 2020. Any additional layers this word offers will have to be discovered.
I am having one overall goal or intention this year and that is to wrap up projects. To no longer just talk about all the thing I’d like to do, to day dream about the the things that I start one day, when time is finally right. No this year I want to do. I want to find the ENERGY to start a project and finish it. To have enough focus and determination to see it through. On the other hand I need the courage to finally decide if certain things deserve to reappear on my to-do list over and over again. If I can’t find time and energy to start maybe it never was a project to follow through. And don’t forget the task that are a necessity to life that need to be taken care of, that spark no joy, that just belong to adulthood. I need to takle those as well. Don’t procrastinate, don’t find excuses – start, do, finish!
Then there are the hidden dreams, the nuggets of an unspoken ideas. The ones I lack the CONDFIDENCE to talk about, take the first step, just give it a chance to see if it is something worth persuing. The things that just need to be started and figured out while you are already on your way and wondering what took you so long to take that first step. I need to find my MOXIE. My spark that I have lost somewhere in the beginning of the last decade. I want to go out into the world and grab opportunities, leave my comfort zone, test out new things, speak my mind when necessary but also learn to find my inner core.
I will probably start by reading a couple books because you can never not be prepared. For one Elise’s book “Big Dreams, Daily Joys” I specially saved for January, And the other one “Step into your moxie” fitting my word perfectly. Maybe I’ll be recreating this sweater.
Did you choose a little word to guide you through 2020? Feel free to share in the comments, I’d love to hear it.
Happy New Year to you and may it be a perfect one to start off a new decade