Well here we are … again, another new year! I didn’t think that we would make it to 2018 (lol), but we have survived Y2K, the Mayan calendar prediction for 2012, and the myriad other apocalyptic prophecies that some have been proclaiming. Now that we are here, the first day of the first month of a new year, what resolutions will I make … none.
I don’t believe in making resolutions! I feel that resolutions are made to be broken. Instead of resolving to lose weight, go to the gym two times a week, practice yoga, meditate, pray, and than beating myself up because I didn’t follow through with any of it; I think I’ll just do my best and let the universe take me where I need to be. Make short term plans like: paying bills, buying groceries, etc., but leave the long term plans to the universe. Dream about taking a vacation or actually just doing it, even if it is by myself.
This year, again, I will choose a word to live by for the year. A few words come to mind, like: Faith, love, control, strength … which one should I choose? It’s just a word, but words have energy in them, so I need to choose wisely.
According to numerology, I am in year 1 … the year of new beginnings. Big changes and new opportunities await people in year 1. It’s a year to focus on myself (ourselves) and put my (our) needs first (within reason). To take steps towards making life the way I (w)e want it to be. Begin something new, whether it’s a change in careers, taking up a new hobby, or beginning a new relationship. And most importantly, be true to my (our) authentic self.
Last year I was in year 9, the year of endings and man was it a year of endings. I sold my house, left my husband, traded my car in for a fuel efficient one, and tried to get rid of as much of my old life as I could. I put myself on the back burner while I lived through the year of endings. So, needless to say, I am looking forward to 2018!
Instead of making a New Year’s resolution what word would you choose to live by in 2018?
How easy could it be … just one word to remember for the year, instead of a list of resolutions that we more than likely will break.
There are a few different blogs / sites on the internet that use the word-of-the-year idea.
Christine Kane offers a free Word-of-the-Year Discovery Tool, just click here to see what she has to offer.
A few words to consider: