new year, new chances, new word

2013 written with sparklers by momentstolivefor

 

2013 will be an exciting year. I feel it in my bones. Last year was pretty exciting too, 
but this year can and will bring even more changes and new chances.

While I worked through Susannah Conway’s “Unravelling the year ahead 2013”-workbook, I stumpled over the idea to choose a word, that would accompany me the whole year. I did something like that already through 2012 with the phrase “Don’t stop believing”, to remind me that everything is possible, if I just believe in it – like love. And like you maybe read here, it worked.

The word for 2012 would have been “too much”. I don’t know, how often I wrote this into my diary or art journal. How often I used it, when friends asked how I was. Everything was too much – too much appointments, too much to do, too much duties, too much stuff. So it came natural to me, that I need to focus on the opposite this year.

So I contemplated about the right word. The first thing, that came to mind was “less” as the opposite of “too much”. But I don’t want to do just less, but focus on the right things, the simple ones, that make life worth living and less on those excessive ones. It’s overwhelming. For example, just to look at all those photos I took last year, let me sigh. I don’t know where to start. I want to do something with them like turning them all into minialbums, but where do I start? Therefore it will be my first goal to simplify everything like the number of photos or the stuff I keep. Step two will be to rediscover the joy in the simple things in life.

simple. simple goals. simple joys. simple life. by momentstolivefor

 

So, to make a long story short… my word for 2013 is “simple”. Simple goals, simple joys, simple life. This will be my focus for the new year. And I hope, that it will touch and change every area of my life.
Do you have a word for 2013? Why did you choose it? I would love to hear from you in the comments.
have good start into the new, exciting year 2013
Love Sabine

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