One Little Word for 2019 - Story
One of the things I most look forward to about a new calendar year is choosing a new word to focus on. I’ve been following Ali Edwards’ inspiration of choosing one word to guide my year since 2008.
Here are my past words:
2008 – Create
2009 – Learn
2010 – Do
2011 – Healthy
2012 – Nourish
2013 – Refresh & Renew (a phrase instead of a word)
2014 - Forward
2015 - Focus
2016 - Progress
2017 - Complete
2018 - Ready
and now I’m excited to add my word for 2019…
Story. That’s my word for the year and I already feel it making a difference for me. There are so many ways this word can guide me and I’m really going to work hard to make it a part of my daily life.
My story. I have a story that is unique and interesting. Actually, I have many stories worth telling. I want to write down my stories and share them.
The stories of our family. I am the storyteller for my family. Through pictures and words I am the one that compiles our lives into a shareable format. I want to put a BIG emphasis on this and tell our stories. Also, share our stories so the family members know them and know where to find them.
Sometimes we tell ourselves the wrong story. We have a story that we tell in our minds that prevents us from moving on. Or maybe from accepting ourselves or others.
Read more stories. I love the written word.
Listen to and learn from other people’s stories. Everybody has something of value in their story.
Research more about the stories of my ancestors and find ways to share those with others.
Make the word story visually prominent in my life to remind me of this year-long journey.
Have you chosen a word? I personally love this tradition and look forward to it each year.