As the bell of 2023 rings across the country, I find myself entering the new year and a sense of hope fills me. I’m not one to believe that the new year will drastically change anything for me, nor will I become a brand new person. However, I do believe in trying and the 1st of January is always a good time to forgive yourself for any mistakes made, start over and try again. Today, I am forgiving myself for the past times when I failed to do my resolutions or complete a project. Today, I am making a vow to simply try again in the hope that the coming year will be better.
Resolutions are being made by many today and whilst I am awful at sticking to them, there’s a sense of community that comes with making resolutions and actively working on bettering yourself in some capacity. They don’t work for me personally but I appreciate the concept of them. This year, instead of making specific resolutions, I am going to focus on having a Word of the Year. For the last few years, I have been focusing on surviving, coping with life and healing. This year, I want to focus on changing it from surviving to thriving. There are many ways in which I need to improve and how this could be incorporated into life. For starters, I want to actually get organised once more, working towards flourishing. As such, my Word of the Year is Flourish.
For me, that means a few things. It means to improve what I already do in a positive way, grow wherever I can and do actually succeed in places. I know there are some specific things that I need for this to happen, such as being more organised again.
How do I plan to Flourish?
5. And in addition to the above, maybe even finishing a few creative projects
To start, I wanted to create a short blog post to help keep myself accountable. After all, end and start the year as you mean to go on – right? This is how I mean to go on. I will be making these goals and getting more specific in my planner. I also want to share some exciting things that I have been working on in the coming weeks. Perhaps 2023 can be the year I flourish in blogging once more.
What about you? Do you have any Resolutions or a Word of the Year that you will be focusing on in 2023?