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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.