Friday, January 1, 2016

Word for the Year... 2016

I had been thinking a lot about my Word for the Year lately... and even chosen one I thought might be good for it (play) and then in yoga class the last day of 2015 another word came to me that has taken a stronger hold in me.... BE.

The more I thought about it the stronger the word became. So many things have been pulling on me lately (who am I now that I am retired, what do I want to do with my life now, how can I make new habits that would make my life more of what I want it to be, etc)... and though all of it a simple breath and the one word just comes though... just BE. The rest will take care of itself.

So along with this came thoughts of what this new year's CDF's (core desired feelings a la Danielle LaPorte) would be. Last year my words were unencumbered, aligned, vibrant, connected, and mindful. I decided to rework a couple of last  year's words and add a couple of new ones. So for this year my core desired feelings are:

UNCLUTTERED: Still working on the unencumbered, decluttering thing and hoping to muster more energy towards it this coming year.
MINDFUL: I liked this one from last year and want to continue feeling it.
PLAYFUL: Incorporating the idea of play, I want this year to be full of movement (yoga, dance) and just more fun play!
COLORFUL: Feeling the pull to get back to art and sewing, wanting to incorporate more color into my life.
GRATEFUL: An extension of working on this in December (thanks mostly to the Facebook Gratitude group) I do feel grateful for so many things in my life. It seems like a good thing to continue recognizing what they are.

So with that I wish anyone who happens to stop by a joyous and wonderful 2016! Thank you for being a part of this chapter in my life.


  1. I think in order to be out word, the word finds us. Be seems to have found you thus resonates with you. I like this post, it has inspired me. I just may create a similar one. I'll keep in touch. Happy New year! I look forward to seeing whate you create in the months ahead.

    1. Yes I think so too Diane! Looking forward to seeing what you create too! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. "BE" sounds good. Interesting because I'm coming up close by. I did one of those silly things on Facebook that picks a word for you and it came up with "change". But I'm working on being accepting of myself and others and not so much "change." Then I thought of "evolve", more of a slow changing and I thought of "passages', thinking of Gail Sheedy's book that parallels my life. This morning, I thought of "content", meaning "accepting", and there I am for the moment. Kathryn

    1. I tried the Facebook thing too and didn't get any words I liked. Figured it would come to me and it did! Yours is nice too, enough open space for you to mold what you feel fits into it and make it your own!


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