It is (beyond) time for the One Word of the year. I have been doing this since 2013 and make a GIGANTIC deal out of my word as I know I want it to be valid for the year – come what may.
2017 word was SHINE and as you can see by last years post, it fell into my lap in a remarkable way and when I had the word – I knew it was the word. SHINE has served me amazingly well, and really stuck with me through the year as I continued to find a way to move forward with the tragedy that hit my family in 2015. Many people sent SHINE things through the year which make me smile to even think about it. What an amazing support team I have! ♥
This year, words were suggested that were great ideas – but didn’t quite fit what I thought would be what I needed for where I am in this world. It wasn’t until this morning as I thought about the new things I would be doing in 2018, the physical challenges I had signed up for including my first half marathon (yeah… I said first) and my first 7 days bike ride across Iowa and then I knew…
Definition: An experience is something that you do or that happens to you, especially something important that affects you.
For me, I look at this new year as an opportunity to experience new things. To taste, to travel, to feel, to push myself, to EXPERIENCE whatever life has to offer. If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that life is short and it is precious. None of us know if there is a tomorrow (or what tomorrow will bring). We need to live well and to the fullest today. Every day is an opportunity to experience something new – to choose to move out of our comfort zone and BE and DO.
I am well aware that my own life circumstances have brought me to this opinion on how we (I) should live. Your life circumstances may be completely different as well as your choices of what to do with your time on this earth.
I ask again, for the 4th year on this site, please consider doing One Word with me. Here is a site with a list of words to start you thinking. When you choose your word – say it out loud to everyone. Own it. The more you place it in your life, the better it will stick and become truly your motivational inspirational direction of the year.
I recently wrote an article in the local Her Voice magazine about One Word. They are now taking submissions of people telling them the word they have chosen for 2018 and they will post them in the February printing of the magazine. Here is a link to that Facebook post if you would like to be part of the article.
Feel free to submit your own word below. I would love to cheer you on!