2019 Word of the Year: Embrace
Happy New Year! We had a wonderful time over the Holidays and we hope that you did, too! We are back from taking a break over the Holidays and we are getting caught up and back into the swing of things! Many people write new year resolutions. I concurrently write down my goals for the year, which I recently finished, while also reflecting upon last year, a life changing year, but I have found it more helpful to have a word, an intention, to focus on throughout the year.
This year, after reflection, I decided the word embrace would be my word for 2019. Last year I chose the word peace; in 2017 I chose relax; in 2016 I chose present; in 2015 I chose flow; in 2014 I chose trust; and in 2013 I chose the word create.
Embrace defined: /əmˈbrās/ noun 1. an act of accepting or supporting something willingly or enthusiastically.
I decided that I want to absolutely embrace this year. We waited a long time for this season to arrive and I plan to fully embrace and be present through it all. We are truly excited to see what this year has in store for us!
Are you considering selecting a word for yourself (or letting one find you)? There is no right or wrong. The main thing to remember is that this is your word.
And what do you do with this one little word? You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities.
Happy New Year!