My word for 2014 is Spaciousness.
Every year I choose a word that acts as a theme for my year (thanks to Susannah Conway’s Workbook.)
In 2013, my word was Creativity. As my corporate job was winding down, I felt this intense urge to stretch all my creative muscles that I’d held back for years. I pledged to do lots of Vintage Amanda projects (done!), take weekly artist’s dates with myself (only managed a few precious outings), and focus on bringing creativity into every element of my life (still a work in progress- but it felt great!)
This week I was talking with a client about setting New Years goals vs. choosing a word. How we feel obligated to set goals for the year – but then they fizzle out after a month or two.
So often with goals, we set unrealistic expectations – they’re very black or white – and more often than not we miss our goals and then feel bad about what we did achieve.
The thing is, a year is a long time. A lot can happen in a year. It’s hard to know exactly what we want in January.