2022: What’s your word?
2022 – like are you kidding? When did that happen? It feels like the past two years have flown by, really without even a second thought. This year, we have decided to make 2022 count and focusing on our intentionality al year long.
In order to do this, we have chosen words that embody our goals and intentions for 2022. These words will be our cornerstone (see what I did there ☺️) for this year. Check out the words that we chose and how we are working towards implementing these in our every day lives!
Each year we begin the year thinking about what may be in store for us; What we want to do, accomplish, focus on. This year, after thinking, praying, and considering what I want to think on and circle back to throughout the year, I landed on the word invest. Not in the sense that we automatically think of when we think of investing. Not necessarily financially. But in the things that truly matter. This year, I want to focus on investing my time. Time into family – regular dinners with Grandparents, game nights with parents, special one on one time with my kids, date nights with my husband, lunch with friends, teaching new skills to my kids, growing my own skills in hobbies/talents, and personal self care at times. Day to day I get lost in the repetitive household or mother/wife duties and I am so busy checking off boxes that making it to bedtime and preparing for a new day is my only goal. I want to be intentional about how I spend and invest my time. I want my efforts to mean something for my family and their future. I want to look back at the end of 2022 and not think, I survived another year. I want to be proud of the seeds that were sewn in 2022 that will continue to grow and flourish in many years to come.
When I have looked back at my words from previous years, I realized that they have been very relational, my years have been primarily focused on others. While yes, I think that pouring into relationships is crucial to maintaining them and living a fulfilled life, I feel like I have lost myself in the process. I keep reminding myself that I can’t pour from an empty cup, which is what led me to my word for 2022: Boundaries. I am working on setting those boundaries for myself so I can work on keeping my cup full and when I feel full, I can pour into others. This year is about protecting myself, my time and my heart, so that when I do give it out, it is more valuable and intentional.
Now that you’ve heard from us, we want to hear from you! What are your goals for 2022 and what word have you chosen to hold onto this year while you accomplish those goals for yourself?