I have been choosing a word of the year since 2009. The word I chose was “delight.” When I chose it, I mainly just picked it because I liked the word. But that year proved to be a very tough year for me, and I had to rely on my word a lot that year.

I never look or search for my word. I just let my mind and heart be open to inspiration and the word eventually makes itself known to me. This year was no different. It came to me a few days ago, and I knew right away that COMPLETE was my word.

Complete: 1. having all the necessary or appropriate parts. 2. to the greatest extent or degree; total. 3. finish making or doing. 4. make (something) whole or perfect.

  1. Having all the necessary or appropriate parts. This year I want to focus on my health. I finally have my diagnosis. I have done the procedures, labs, and tests to know what my body needs. I have the information to take action and FEEL better. To complete this process, I need to do the work now. And I can do that.
  2. To the greatest extent or degree; total. I want this year to be the year that I don’t hold back. I want to love, do and be the greatest version of myself that I am. I want to chase my passions without fear. I want to be authenticly me. I want to know that whatever I do, I did with my complete effort, energy and heart.
  3. Finish making or doing. This is the big one for me. For years, YEARS!! My goal has been to launch the Sweet-Me Project finally. And every year I don’t. I don’t know if it’s fear of failure, fear of commitment, laziness or selfishness, but I can’t seem to get myself to do it. I’ve finished it. I have no more reasonable reasons to tell myself why it’s not ready yet. This year I will COMPLETE the mission that I set out on over seven years. I will work hard and put everything into it. I will finish what I set out to do.
  4. Make something whole or perfect. I realize I will never be perfect, BUT I can be whole. This year I want to put my WHOLE self into my relationships: my marriage, my children, myself, and my Heavenly Father. I have held back, I have control issues, and I haven’t fully opened myself up to the connections and relationships that I long for. This year I want to give myself completely to those I love.

I’m excited about my word this year. I feel like it has so many avenues to explore and discover. Life has a way of twisting and winding down paths you didn’t set out to go on, but I am confident that 2019 will be a beautiful journey.

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