Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a good break.
I would love to say I came back from my holiday in South Africa ‘restored’ but honestly squeezing in all the friends and family there into two short weeks was pretty exhausting (though of course still lovely). My mind is still full of all my thoughts and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and think them out properly.
That said I have chosen a word for the year. Something to keep me ‘on track’ as it were. I love words. They have such power and beauty. I chose a word last year and although I wasn’t always very good at harnessing the focussing power I think it was still useful. This years word is a bit more active.
Meaning: done with intention or purpose.
Derived from Intention: a thing intended; a plan or aim.
Interestingly it comes from a Latin word meaning ‘to stretch’ or ‘purpose’
In a nutshell I want to be more intentional with what I do with my time (our most important personal resource) and what I put into my body. To some extent this requires me reconsidering my core desired feelings and I plan to spend some time rereading Danielle LaPorte’s book and working through more precise intentions for the year; something that January’s wintery evenings will hopefully give fruit to. I am looking forward to it.
Do you have a word for the year?