I've seen a few 'grammers, 'tubers, tweeters and bloggers post about their word of the year. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to find my word. 2017 was a roller coaster so I needed a powerful word to help cut a path for 2018. Then, I found it - my word is CURATED.
So why CURATED?
Lately I have felt like I didnt have a good handle on things - like, all things. So I have been exploring the concept of living more of a minimalist life. This would include donating items that I never use or don't need to people who would truly enjoy them - stuff like clothes I don't wear, extra sets of dishes, tons of bedding and even NEW stuff that has been purchased on a whim yet never even opened!
This lead me to the term curate. If I really stopped and looked around at my life, tasks, work, stuff... could I curate the best life for myself - of course I could. So, my hope is that each month, I pause and look inward, curating an intentional and positive life.
While I don't really have an outline just yet on what I will curate each month (feel free to reply to this email with suggestions!) I know that it will be things that make my life easier, healthier and happier.
CURATED - so far...
So far, I have spent the better part of January finding the perfect word (for me) to live by in 2018. Now that I have it, my plan is to activate it and let the power of this word help guide me to my best self.
For me, the word curate means that I will only allow the things/people/events into my life that feed my soul. That I will not buy things due to boredom and will curate a style that makes me feel comfortable in my own skin. I will curate my time better and give myself the ability to be alone more - to think and relax and to create often.
Do you have a word for 2018? If you do - reply to this email and let me know what it is! I'd love to cheer you on while you make this year the very best one yet. If you don't have a word - what do you think? Are you going to search for one? It's never to late to start.