Oh, how I’m excited to be sharing this post today! After 2 days off of work and school because of the EXTREME cold here in Chicago, I’m ready to get back to it and see my kids! It’s still super cold and we are all buried in snow, but I’m trying to accept the fact that I’ll have to go out there sooner or later!
Last year, I grabbed onto the idea of having a word to focus on for the year. I chose THRIVE. And my, how it made a difference in my life to always have that word in the back of my mind, reminding me of my why and to keep on working hard. I was excited and ready to thrive in the new beginnings I was forming. I was taking life by the horns and running wild with it. I was taking risks that I knew would be for the best in the long run and thriving in every aspect. It worked.
This year, I’m settled into a job I love and a city that I’m learning to love. I’m sticking around for a while and don’t see too many big transitions coming my way. This year I want to grow and continue to do exactly what I am, I just want to do it better.
This year, my word is STRONG.
This whole year will be for strength. For putting down roots (at least for now) and doing everything stronger. Better. More.
I want to cement in and strengthen my skills, my knowledge, and my passions. I want to be strong in heart and soul, in my convictions and my values. I want to strengthen my confidence and love for myself.
It took me a while to settle on strong as my word this year. I had trouble deciding on one word that would encompass and improve everything I want to do this year. Then I realized that strong really does cover it all.
Strong is bold. Brave.
I will be strong in myself. Strong in my work. Strong in my school. Strong in my beliefs about myself. And of course, strong in my health. In all aspects, mental, physical, and emotional.