The Sunday Post: What’s the word, 2023?

Happy new year!

Yesterday a friend asked me for help picking a word for 2023. For some reason, she thought I could help her figure out what her focus should be this year, but I hadn’t thought about it myself yet. I didn’t suggest a word for her because I don’t think anyone else can do that for you, but I did point her toward a recent article that I thought might be helpful.

Then this morning in my inbox was the first #bloganuary prompt: What is something you want to achieve this year?

I guess that’s what January 1 is all about, right? Resolutions, goals, plans.

Here’s a 2022 recap!

A lot happened in the last couple of years: I helped pay for a wedding and paid off another financial commitment a year ahead of schedule. I found someone who makes my days brighter and who loves me and wants to be with me. Maybe 2023 will be the year we find a way to share a home.

I don’t think I can pick just one word. The article in the Washington Post suggested thinking about how you want to live in 2023, how you want to feel. I like their suggested words based on the “change” theme:

  • renew
  • reset
  • nourish
  • energize
  • bloom
  • travel

All of these words feel right. I think they fit my 2023 mindset.

Of course, I also want to read more (I have a modest goal of 24 books), write more, pick up my camera again, lose a few pounds, and get more exercise. I’ve signed up for Adriene’s 30 days of Yoga series again, and I’ve downloaded the Goodreads app to track my reading and get book recommendations, and when I finish this I’m going for a walk with S. That’s a good start, right?

I hope 2023 is kind to you, and that no matter what your word is, I hope it’s a happy and successful one.

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