Every year, instead of new year’s resolutions, we pick a few keywords to help define and guide us through the coming year. They help us focus on who we want to be at the end of the year. Here are our words for 2012, in no particular order.
CHANGE – The past 12 months have brought lots of challenges, lots of joy, and lots of change. And the next 12 months promise more of the same, especially change…BIG change. We believe that change is most often for the best and creates new opportunities and points of view that we wouldn’t be able to access in any other way. We want to pay attention to and honor the changes in our lives, especially as we transition from our life here into a new one.
SAVOR – 2012 will be a year where we really will slow down, step back, and savor every little moment. We’re enjoying time with family & friends as we prepare to say goodbye for a bit. We’re enjoying our last few months in our house and in the wonderful ABQ life we’ve created. In the end, savor is really about being in the moment and enjoying it completely, for whatever it is. We’re looking forward to savoring all the new moments & experiences coming our way. We can’t wait to share them with you.
GRATITUDE – 2012 will be a year of gratitude…for the people in our lives, for the amazing life we’ve had up to this point, for the amazing changes and growth that are coming. We are incredibly blessed to have the opportunities we do. Not everyone gets these sorts of chances, or has the courage to seize them when they do come along. For that, and for having so many amazing people in our lives, and so many wonderful (& sometimes challenging) experiences, we are blessed. We will always strive to travel through life with a grateful heart.
EXPLORE – Explore can be defined as, “to search or travel for the purpose of discovery”. This word pretty much sums up our year in advance. We’re traveling for many reasons: adventure, knowledge, challenge, enjoyment, curiosity, fun, to learn about the world and about ourselves, and to discover how & where we fit in it. This will be a year of exploration and we suspect at the end of the year we will still be exploring….new experiences, places, people, ourselves, the world, and what it all means for us. Inch by inch we are slowly becoming the people we want to be and explore is a huge part of that.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s the start of something amazing. We can feel it!
What are your words for 2012? Share them in the comments.