Your Word for 2023

What is your Word for 2023?

Wow, time flies, and I can’t believe that we are at the end of the year!  Many of us like to take stock of what we did, accomplish, didn’t accomplish and what we have to look forward to in 2023.  Each year, our goals, objectives, focuses, etc. change depending on life, family, health, relationships, etc.  So, this year, I have decided to find a word.  A word that is mine for 2023.  A word that does not define what I am (like mom, sister, wife, professor, etc.) but a word that I spend the year working towards becoming.  That word is peaceful.

I want to find peace, calmness, and stillness. To relax, slow down, and enjoy life more.  I can’t even sit still for very long and I carry two laptops around. I work, move, clean, read, write, care for, and cook, all day long.  With little time for myself.  My word is peace. To make time to be still.  To be quiet, to pray, think, write, and read.    

Do you have a word for 2023?  A word that helps you grow and become a better person, friend, or partner? 

Now with a word, I have been working on my inspirational board for 2023.  This past year, I focused on health, travel, and family, and we had goals around finances which was paying down or off bills.  I am very proud of us because we were able to achieve many of our goals and especially the ones around money.   I love the quote “There is only one way to eat an elephant, one bite at a time.”  This quote helped me stay focused on my goals for this past year.  I had also cut out a picture of a Florida beach and put it on the board last year without knowing that we would spend the holidays in Florida as a Christmas gift, with our family.  What an awesome blessing and gift. 

 One other big goal this past year was my health and running.  My running board will start over on 1/1/2023.  I have run over 1,200 miles this past year.  My treadmill is a huge part of my routine, helps me keep my sanity, and keeps me healthy to keep up with a 2-year-old.  We are excited to add some more to our home gym this next year. We are all healthier, happier, and feel better about ourselves when we work on ourselves, consistently. 

One final goal is to continue working on a book.  A book that I have been writing for the past two years.  It keeps changing with the seasons of my life.  Which is not a bad thing, but doesn’t help me move it along.  This year, I am hoping to finish it and e-publish it.  The book focuses on creating spaces/homes that are peaceful, calming, and yours. 

Thank you to all my readers, and followers of the blog.  I hope you have a wonderful 2023. 

What will 2023 bring for you?  I hope you can find a word that encompasses what you want or needs to become.  Happy New Year! 

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