2021 – a guiding word

I have been picking a guiding word for the year for the last decade or so. Last year’s word was G R O W – I just re-read what I wrote, and how apt it was….

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.

I grew so much more last year than I could ever have imagined. In spite of a world pandemic, or perhaps because of.

I’ve been thinking for a while about 2021, and what my guiding word would be. Trying to think about where I want to see the year go, and what I want to accomplish.

Finally, the perfect word jumped out at me….


1.(of a living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment:

I am so excited for this year. I have so many plans, both personal and professional, and I feel like this will be my year. I want to flourish in all aspects of my life. To continue the growth from last year and really push myself to chase and achieve my goals.

I want 2021 to be a year I make myself proud. When I tick off goal after goal and show my kiddos that you can do anything you put your mind to. The year when I level up. When I rise up and create the life I want.

Do you choose a guiding word? I’d love to know what yours is if you do. if you have never chosen one, here’s a worksheet I made a few years back to help you on your way!

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