it's that time of year again...
If you've known me for any length of time, you know that every year, around this time, I talk about choosing a word to carry with you through the next year as your inspiration and mantra—your guiding theme.
Choosing a "word of the year" has become quite common practice since I first adopted the idea from blogger Christine Kane at the start of 2009, so you may have already been doing this for a while. If not, why not start now?
This time of year, I like to reflect back on how my word has woven itself through the past year like a golden thread. Often, I discover much deeper meaning to it than I could have imagined when I initially chose it... And then I meditate on which word calls to me for the new year to come. 🧘🏻♀️
Over the next few days, I encourage you to sit down with a pen and journal (notebook, paper, whatever works for you) and write out your vision for 2022.
What does your ideal life look like in the year ahead?
What would you love to experience more of?
What do you intend to bring to the world and to your relationships?
How do you wish to show up for others—and for yourself?
If you had a magic wand, what would you create/change/manifest? 🧚🏻♂️💫
There's so much more you can explore in your creative visioning, but hopefully this will be an impetus to start.
The word I'm choosing for 2022, incidentally, is vision. As someone who had excellent vision throughout most of her life, it hit me hard when my eyesight began to decline about five years ago. I still have not adjusted and find it very tiring to view the world through a less than super-crips lens. My "vision" for 2022 is to see more clearly.
Outside of the literal sense of the word, I can tell you that my view of the world has been turned completely upside down over the past two years. So much of what I believed to be true has been brought into question, again and again, leading me to view things in a different light. Between world events and my own personal journey that has taken me through a significant transformation in the past year—leaving behind a career of fifteen years to explore a different life path, taking a massive leap of faith... I'll admit, my long-distance vision has felt a little fuzzy. I can't quite yet make out what lies in my—and our collective—future.
I trust that 2022 will bring both my personal and our collective journey more sharply into focus, providing clearer vision for all.
May you be filled with gratitude for all the blessings 2021 brought you and confidence for all that's possible in 2022. 🙏🏼✨💝
with all my love,
P.S. Here's my visioning post from last year. The word I chose definitely held great relevance for me this year—on so many levels.