2018: A new year

January 1, 2018

I’m doing the thing we all do for New Year’s. Goal Setting.

But this year I am trying to really hone in on my 2018 as a whole. A year that can represent one full goal, when it’s all put together. And I think the best way to do that is to pick a word. One single word that helps me to try and focus in on the little pieces. Goals sometimes can seem overwhelming. Or they’re twisting and turning around each other. And you get tied up in them taking you in a ll different directions.

I wanna help me self think better this year. Not be so confused. I want to know that I am heading in one direction. A direction of progress, not regression.

The last few months of 2017 I have been trying not to think so much about all the little things. Trying not to have it all perfect, or waiting for that right moment. I’ve been just kind of doing. Doing things on the fly. Not over thinking decisions, which I am notorious for. Just letting my strength in decisions come for my Savior. [yes, I’m talking Jesus…he’s a big part in all of this for me]. I just know that he is not steering me in the wrong direction. That I don’t have to have it all figured out.

Sometimes the key is to just taking the steps. Not thinking about the shoes that I am going to wear to take the steps. Because then I start thinking….well what’s the weather going to be like when I’m stepping, because that’s important and can greatly influence the shoes I pick. Ohh, and are we going to be walking a lot when these steps start? Maybe running? Or is it like a quick walk around the block? What am I even wearing for this step-trip, because coordination is key! I’m going to have to pack snacks for this step-trip, because you just never know when you’re gonna get hungry. And we don’t want that hunger to turn to hanger. —-do you see where I am going with this? If I don’t decide immediately, then I loose complete focus of the entire purpose of my stepping in the first place.

So, my word this year is PLENTIFUL.

I think this word is a word I can repeat to myself, kind of like a mantra, and my mind, body, and soul will know exactly then what my goals and intentions are for this year. Focusing on offering up quality to others. Using my gifts to help lift them up. Stop the selfish mind cycle. Start cultivating relationships. Leaning in to others. Creating a rich soil. Where only then, the things that I’m giving, pouring in to, taking care of, watering, will help me to have a plentiful harvest.

There’s a lot of things that can fall under this word umbrella for me, but my hope is that each little thing that comes my way this year. I can just ask myself, is this leading me to a life of plentiful outcomes. If not, then I don’t need to be focusing on it. And that is what’s going to get me one step closer to my 2018 goals.

Do you have a word this year?

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