Happy New Year friends! My annual tradition of selecting a word for the new year has become one of my favorite posts. It really gives me an opportunity to reflect on the past year and to see if the word for that year was the right choice. My word for 2018 is Fearless.
I’ve spent much of 2017 doing what my word was…. healing. My health was a top priority for me this past year. I needed to make changes in my life that helped me heal my failing liver, kidneys, diabetes and weight. This is an ongoing process for me. Sometimes it felt like for every step forward I took, it was two steps back. But, I’m not giving up and I’ll continue to take it one day at a time.
So, for 2018 I chose the word Fearless because I have plans for this new year that make me afraid when I think about them. But, I don’t want fear to hold me back from creating a better life and moving forward.
Since moving into an apartment I don’t have room for a studio anymore, but the loss of feeling in my hands because of the Diabetes has also stopped me from creating new art. That’s why you’ve seen so much digital art from me and I started my mug shop too. I want to continue that and grow it more in 2018.
Getting a new home with space for a creative studio is on my list also. But, the part that makes me afraid is that my daughter and I are making plans to move from Arizona to Tampa, Florida! This definitely hasn’t been a decision made on a whim. I’ve been to Florida many times and have quite a bit of family in Orlando and Miami area.
But, we wanted to go to a place by the ocean, a place near family, somewhere affordable and somewhere my daughter can follow her career as a veterinary technician in exotic animals. Tampa seemed to meet all those requirements. We are going to be taking a week long trip there at the end of February to really check it out closely.
So, for now, I’m not going to worry about making that cross-country trip with pets and plants in the car or how much this is going to cost. I’m not even going to worry if my Cancer comes back! I’m going to be Fearless and trust in God that 2018 is going to be a year of changes and new adventures.What's your word for 2018? #newyear #newadventures #resolutions Click To Tweet
What’s your word for 2018? How did you go about choosing that word?