The end of 2016 was the first time that I had ever heard about choosing one word for the New Year instead of making New Year’s resolutions. The idea behind choosing one word is that rather than making a bunch of goals and setting unreasonable expectations you pick one word that you want to center your life around.
This gives you the freedom to craft a life that you love without the rigidity of resolutions. I always found that if I set New Year’s resolution and didn’t stick to it I would beat myself up over it and feel like a failure. Picking one word and setting an intention sets a more positive tone for the year.
My word for 2017 was Connect. I wanted to make connections with other like-minded women and find people who are interested in similar things! Over the past year, I joined a bunch of online groups and have been communicating regularly with women who have similar goals and dreams! Everyone that I have met with has been so kind and supportive! I will continue to make an effort to connect with others this year now that I have built up that habit and gained more confidence in that area!
My One Word for 2018
I bet by now you are wondering what word I have chosen for 2018! I have decided on the word Fearless! often we let our fears stop us from something that we want to accomplish. We are afraid of rejection, looking silly, or even worse failure! So in order to stay safe, we let the fear overtake us and completely stop us from doing the things that we may be called to do. I have come to realize over the years that if we let the fear win then we have already failed. If you don’t try you will never know what you can do and if you never fail how can you ever learn from mistakes?
Being fearless doesn’t mean that you’ll never be scared. It means feeling the fear and doing it anyway! When I started this blog and my Instagram account I defiantly felt fear. But I did it anyway. Are there days where I feel insecure about what I am posting? Absolutely! In fact, I am a little afraid to even put up this post! I am not one to share much about my personal life and feelings. It doesn’t come naturally to me but I will put this post up even though I feel a little insecure because I know that someone out there will be able to relate!
Feel the Fear and Do it, Anway!
One thing that I want to do this year that scares the living daylights out of me is to start a YouTube channel. Actually, I really would love to start two channels. A lifestyle, fashion, beauty channel related to my blog and a second channel that is all about music. Specifically, me playing and singing! Talk about scary! All the voices in my head are telling me that I am not good enough and that it’s been done a million times and better than I could ever do it. And maybe it is true but I believe that I still have something to offer.
If you have gotten to the end of this post then thank you for reading! I know it was lengthy but it felt good to let it all out!
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Are you picking a word for 2018 or do you make New Year’s resolutions? Or do you skip it all together? Let me know in the comments below!
Also, I was looking for new wallpaper for my desktop screen and this fearless wallpaper by Fox and Hazel was the first thing that I came across! Maybe it’s a sign that I made a good choice for my word of the year!