A guiding word for 2020

grow - gudiing word for 2020

Apart from last year, I’ve been choosing a guiding word each New Year for the last decade. It helps me to focus on the year ahead as a whole, it is more flexible than resolutions/goals and is all-encompassing.

2018’s word was S U R R E N D E R and it was perfectly apt. If I had chosen one for last year it would have been S U R V I V A L.

SO here we are, at the start of 2020 and the word that has been floating around my mind for a few weeks now is  G R O W. Last year I planted the seeds, watered them well, and waited while they laid dormant. This year is time to see the growth come through at long last. The year that I grow into my own, that I grow my life into something new, that I grow myself into someone new.

This word feels perfect for what I want this year to be about. I’ll be turning 39 and I am feeling the most ‘me’ I ever have, finally comfortable in my skin, finally feeling like I am enough. And so it is time I grew, no more staying small, out of sight, I want to flourish and grow BIG, make a whole new, wild, exciting life for me and my kiddos.

Have you chosen your guiding word for this year? I’d love to hear what it is! If you haven’t, and don’t know where to start, here’s a sheet I made a couple of years ago to help.


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