My word for 2013 served me so well.
I chose BRAVE for a long list of reasons, but mostly because I knew becoming a mother was going to be a challenge. I was naive to how great a challenge it would be. There were many times this past year when I struggled and while sometimes I felt like my word was mocking me, most of the time I felt like it was giving me strength. Oh BRAVE, I am so thrilled that we got through it.
I have been serious about picking one little word as a guide and inspiration since 2011 and have lived with MAGIC, CHOOSE & BRAVE since then. Each year I am amazed at how such a simple exercise can help shape my attitude and my character. I know this is something that I will keep up forever and love that each year I get to add a new word to my collection.
I never go searching for the words, they tend to find me and this year, my word is WHOLE.
I am sure it will change and twist and expand as 2014 moves forward, but right now it's about going all in on a few different business ventures. It's about being present in my role as a Mama and creating space between work and life. It's about valuing how my daily attitude affects my whole family. It's about wanting less and loving more. It's about aiming for complete & whole over flawless.
Welcome to the family WHOLE. No doubt, MAGIC, CHOOSE & BRAVE are glad you're here.
ps. I'm sharing a bit more about what one little word means to be in a short video on Ali's blog today!