January is coming to a close and here I am typing my word of the year post. Actually the word was decided by October last year. I even started preparing this post back then as I knew I wouldn’t be able to blog in December and the first half of January owing to the trip to India. As I expected blogging was the last thing in my mind when I was in India and this post lay here incomplete.
Word of the Year 2020
But you know what, that’s okay. True, I couldn’t join the WOTY linky party hosted by Corinne at Everyday Gyaan because of this tardiness, but my intention in setting the word is not discouraged because of this post’s late arrival.
Last year I chose Indulgence as my word. It was a reminder to slow down and indulge in moments that otherwise would’ve counted as wastage of m time namely, taking care of myself. As I was browsing through my old Word of the year posts I saw a pattern – each word was a reminder of how I wanted to feel or treat myself (except for the 2018 WOTY).
My chosen word for 2020 also falls into that pattern. But more importantly, I am taking the learnings from all those previous years with me this year. One of the most important lessons is from 2019 that is to slow down. This year the word that will guide me is CHOICE.
How the word choice would help me in 2020
I am hoping that the word choice would help me in choosing the battles wisely. Also that it will remind me that no matter what, I have a choice. To be honest, I expect this year to be a little on the difficult side as I have planned something new for the year. But I don’t want to forget that it is my choice to set the expectations a little higher, that anytime I feel uneasy about the way things are going I can choose to change the settings. Of course, I am aware that not all situations would be under my control and that is okay.
This year I am choosing to have a choice in how I feel, work, grow, and progress.
So deep breath in and let’s begin.
Do you have a word of the year? Share in the comments.