My Word for 2019

New year always means new intentions and setting a new vision or goals for where you’re headed. Now, one can argue that you should be doing this all throughout the year, but most of us just do this once a year, and right around this time.

It really is one of my favorite things to do. I have been picking a word or phrase for my years for a long time.

My word for 2016 was SHINE.

And I’ve been setting intentions since I turned 30: 30 in my 30s.

Last year, my word was intention. I wanted my moments to be purposeful.

This year, everything I do will be centered around the phrase “lighten up.”

My friend Jenny sells Keep Collective jewelry. I love it so much, I have many pieces and love to give them as gifts.

The fact that you can personalize it makes it so much more meaningful.

I love the engravables, because I can choose a word or words to help me remember where I want my focus to lie.

I just got this and have been wearing it non stop.

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this was last year’s necklace. and I’m wearing it here:

this was last year’s necklace. and I’m wearing it here:


I try to surround myself with this word or phrase that I choose as much as possible. For example, I put it as the backdrop of my phone. I love using word swag to design little sayings and graphics to help me remember things. I pick up my phone 60+ times a day (read about my phone addiction here), so putting my phrase as the screen saver and the back drop ensure that I’m seeing it A LOT.

Do you pick a word for the year?

If so, tell me what it is and how you emerse yourself in it and use it to help you throughout the year!

share it on instagram and hashtag #lightenup2019

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