I had a rough New Years' Eve back in 2018- I'll forgo the details, but let's say it wasn't the best way to kiss 2017 goodbye. A few days after, I caught up with a friend who mentioned he had ditched a resolution and instead had picked a word to live by for the entire year. The idea of choosing a word to represent the year was a very intriguing concept to me. At the time, I had way too much going on to pick one to attempt living by for the year. However, I made a mental note to choose one for a future year.
Now that it is nearing 2020, I've decided to pick a word to live by for the new year. In a way, it's challenging to determine what word would be the most beneficial. While it's not exactly a resolution, it is something you are attempting to include in your daily life. After narrowing some options down and doing some internal evaluating, I've decided that my word for 2020 is commitment.
This word is a bit of a bold choice to pick because I'm engaged and marrying my fiancé in just a few months. Commitment is not something I'm afraid of. Relationship aside, I have always struggled to commit myself fully to my career path and other areas of my life. While there have been times when I've been very dedicated to certain areas of my life, I don't know if I can look back and say "I was so committed to _______ that I know I gave it my all." I can say without a doubt that I haven't.
This year I will be committing to marriage- to being by the side of my fiancé for the rest of our lives. I think it is also a great time to commit to finishing my college degree, committing more to a budget, working out, getting back to what makes me feel whole, devoting a large portion of my day to booking clients & writing/photographing, and genuinely giving 100% to every commitment I make. Someone once told me that if we can't trust ourselves, how can we trust others? I think commitment and trust go hand in hand. I would think it would be challenging to have faith and hope in others and specific areas of life if we are not even committed to ourselves.
So, here's to commitment. & here's to a New Year- a clean slate and the ability to reinvent ourselves however we deem necessary.
Are you going to choose a word to live by for 2020? If so, what is your word, and why did you pick it? I would love to hear your responses and ideas!
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