I know this is late, but January got off to a running start for me, and it took me a bit to figure out what One Word I wanted for 2018. It also took me longer to post my year-in-review 2017 over at A Nudge in the Right Direction. Go check that out if you want to see how last year turned out.
My Insta Best 9 for 2017.
Elated most of my #2017bestnine here are from Iceland. It was one of the most magical, soothing adventures of my life & I hope to return in the future. This grid covers such a small part of 2017 for me, but it has gorgeous landscapes, fluffy horses, food, & geekery – which is 100% in brand. Thanks for following me here & on my other accounts! . . . #bestnine #travelgram #liveincolor #geekchic #geekery #bestnine2017 #reflection #nye #newyearseve #happynewyear #iceland #instapassport #wanderlust #instatravel #blue #exploremore #geekgirl #adventureisoutthere #igblogger #roamifyouwantto #AliceAdventures #girlontheroam #howluckywearetobealiverightnow
Background: for the last few years, I’ve picked one word to be my touchstone for the year to come. The word is less specific than individual New Year’s resolutions, but I like having something broad to guide and center me as I work through 2018.
My word for 2018 is:
My word last year was Rest because of how thin I’d felt going into 2017. Getting rest and self-care is still a priority for me this year (I think ‘tired’ is my new normal), but I also want to pursue things with more passion. Besides, in the past 2 years when I’ve tried to be more focused on resting, I’ve actually found myself feeling both restless and doing more. Playing opposites seems like a common trend in my life.
So I’m resolving to go with the flow. I’ll still practice self-care, but I want to put time and attention to the things I really care about and to going after the things I want. When it comes to the Hamilton-Burr dichotomy as portrayed in the musical, I’ve always been more like Burr – cautious, tight-lipped, and willing to wait for it – but sometimes, you really just have to be Hamilton & take the shot.
This year, I want to be healthier, kinder, stronger, more daring, and more creative.
Like last year, I’ve created a Pinterest board for my word. Hope it inspires you as much as it does me!
What’s your Word for the Year? What goals have you set?
Supplement: (Music) How Far I'll Go | Moana OST