A word for 2020 and getting there

THE WORD.......

A few years ago I had the word “courage” for my word of the year.  It felt right and throughout the year when I was starting a project the word would pop into my head, giving me that extra push to just do it.  Courage to finish. Courage to try.

The word didn’t have anything to do with being perfect or worthy enough (which we all are and don’t let anyone tell you differently). It had to do with moving forward and letting go of expectations for me.  The courage of putting myself and my work out there.

Last year I decided to do it again and picked a word.  Got my word. And you know what? I can’t for the life of me remember what it was.  It didn’t settle in my core. Nor did I pull it out when I needed reminding of what I was capable of.  Seriously total blank on the word for 2019.

So 2020 new year, new decade. I want to feel that excitement over my word again. To bring out when I have doubts. I know my word for 2020 has to be something I feel in my core for me to remember and act on it.

There are posts telling you how to pick your word. Yes, I’ve read them.  Here is what I’m going to do to find my word.

    • What do I want more of in my life this year and less of?  I want more joy, more creativity and to push boundaries.  I want to worry less about the future and what if….  So I guess I also want to live more in the moment.
    • What feeling do I want or need to have to push myself forward? I want to feel I’m a creative being. That I’m pushing boundaries and limiting regrets. To show up and support others in making things happen for myself and them.
    • Is there a characteristic I would like to have?  Yes! I want to be more of a risk taker. Just try it. Do it. Give it.  Failure is moving forward embrace it. It shows I tried.
    • Brain dump of words and see if any jump out at me.

So now to sit with my thoughts and see what words lead me in the direction I want (or need) to go.  A word this year that will settle in my core and I can refer to when in doubt.

Let me know if you have a word for 2020 and how you went about capturing it.  When I figure out mine I’ll let you know!

You can always start now!


20 thoughts on “A word for 2020 and getting there

  1. Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    Waiting to see what word you choose. I’ve never actually done the word for a year thing, never blogged about it either but last year and this year I seem to be drawn to the word joy – who can’t use more joy in their life? I know, I know…I should blog about it!!


    1. You Can Always Start Now says:

      Change is a great word. Also congrats on retiring from day job. I just came up with my word this morning. I have a new SHE deck and I pulled a card today and thought WOW this is my word. Fierce. Card says “invite intensity. Welcome fullness. You are first person I have shared with!!

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  2. ellenbest24 says:

    My response appears to be … gone. Oh well I just said you inspired me to have a word for the year. So thank you, it made me inspect what it was that would have made the last year better. The conclusion was clear, if I had given myself some time and thought I would have realised I just needed to laugh . My post islive on my blog if you would like to read it. But hete is a taster. Xxx
    My ‘woty’as It is now known to me,
    will shake my shoulders spilling tea.
    When I am glum it will teach me to
    Giggle like the monkeys at the zoo.
    MY ‘woty’ will simply slot in place,
    Before you know its lit up my face.


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