I’ve been selecting my one word for a few years now, in place of New Year’s resolutions. I like the way it helps guide my actions and interactions through a particular lens and aligns with the current season of my life.
In light of this, my 2024 One Word is EMBRACE!
1: to clasp in the arms – hug; cherish, love
2: encircle, enclose
3: to take up especially readily or gladly; to avail oneself of – welcome
4: to take in or include as a part, item, or element of a more inclusive whole
I will embrace my milestone birthday, with gratitude for everything I’ve done and have in my life to this point. I will embrace growing older as I recognise it is a privilege not all experience and that each day is a gift.
I will embrace occasions to celebrate with family, both big, planned events (including my 50th birthday, my sister’s 40th birthday, my sister-in-law’s wedding and a family overseas holiday) and small events that arise.
I will embrace opportunities to connect with others, personally and professionally, and will nurture existing relationships and foster new ones.
I will embrace and seek learning experiences, to continue my passion for growth.
I will embrace noticing and savouring things that bring me joy.
I will embrace my true self and all that I am.
My overall goal is to embrace all areas of my life to promote mental and physical well-being, personal development, meaningful relationships, and a sense of purpose, creating a positive ripple effect and fostering a fulfilling existence.
"The life you want begins by embracing the life you have." Rob Bell
You can read about my past One Words below.
2023 – Discover
2022 – Purpose
2021 – Intentional
2020 – Create
2019 – Authentic
2018 – Passion