I love the idea of a word of the year, though I often struggle to find one. Nobody is carving my word in stone. If it doesn’t work or no longer fits, I can change it or just let it go.
I want to be open to possibilities and new ideas and experiences, to keep an open mind and not jump to the reasons why something won’t work.
I want to keep my eyes open to see the beauty around me, notice what is happening in my life, be present.
I want my heart open to joy and wonder.
I want to get back to yoga and open my body and inner channels that are stuck.
I want openness around me—open space, less clutter—and open space in my schedule to reflect and dream and play.
I want to be outside in open places under the broad sky. I want to remember to look up at that sky, to scurrying clouds playing hide and seek with the moon or settling of rose-gold behind the branches as daylight settles out.
And I want to be open to new ways to see this word in my life as I move through the year. It’s a new year, and I’m open to change.
Think about openness in your own life. Where could you be more open? What would openness or openings look like for you? Freewrite about the word open or openness or openings.
Do you have a word of the year?
Did you choose your word, or did it choose you? Tell us about it.