2021: A New Word for A New Year

For those that have been reading my blog posts for a while, you will recall that I start every year off, not with a set of resolutions, but with a word of the year. I do not make resolutions because as soon as you miss the mark once, you have failed. I will go to the gym 3 times each week becomes the source of self-shaming, frustration, and guilt as soon as you do not make the mark (and I venture, that moment usually comes before the end of February.) Instead, I choose a word that becomes a perspective to set context for the different journeys I will take for the year…

The Word of the Year

Every year, I try to find my “word of the year”.  It is a ritual that helps me to maintain focus, build resiliency, and find my path forward.  In years past, my words have included: intention, curiosity, boundaries, and balance.  Each of these words have become so incorporated into my being, my practice, and my perspective that every decision I make is rooted in these concepts.