Working on my word for 2021

This time last year when I was thinking about a word for 2020, I had no idea what was coming down the line.  My 2020 word was “fierce.” I wanted a word that would spur me into doing uncomfortable and scary things that were good for me. I figured I would have to be fierce hence my word to push myself.  The above drawing is my symbol for fierce.

Even during the pandemic I looked to my word and challenged myself. I took on a creative coach – as no plane tickets to purchase! I continued pushing myself writing wise and looking at the bigger picture.  I was fierce! I tried to look at the positives during the pandemic. I have a secure job (health care), home, friends and hobbies I can pursue. Big thing is being an introvert being home wasn’t that much of a challenge.

So December 2020 and now I’m looking at a word for 2021. I realize we are not out of this pandemic and won’t be rolling into 2021. That the world has changed and things will be different.  I’m not sure travel outside my province will be an option in 2021.  Definitely for the first half of the year.

I’m trying to figure out what I want to accomplish or feel in 2021. What word would resonate with me and challenge me to be and/or feel that word.  What do I need in the following year?  What projects do I want to start? To finish? How do I want to feel (besides happy and healthy)?

Do you usually have a word for the year? If so how did you feel about your word this year? Did it help you? Are you going to pick a word for 2021? I would love to know your word and reason behind it.

I’ll update you on my word. Until then look around, journal, meditate, explore nature and be open to possibilities. Maybe your word is hovering and just waiting for the right opportunity to show itself! What is calling you right now?

You can always start now!


8 thoughts on “Working on my word for 2021

  1. Michele Somerville says:

    Love this post. I tried half heartedly to have a Word of the Year a few years ago, but it didn’t really happen. But now, with the influence of other bloggers, I have spent some time thinking about it. I can honestly say my WOTY for 2021 found me. just trying to figure out how to write about it. It will come, but a few more short writing projects before it. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Michele


  2. Rebecca Moon Ruark says:

    “Still” is calling me right now. “Still, Still, Still” is one of my favorite Christmas Carols. But even more than that, I realize that if I’m going to succeed at one thing (this coming year it’s finish a novel and get an agent) I need to learn to be still, to quiet my mind that wants to go in a million different directions and to concentrate on one. Thanks for the inspiration!


    • You Can Always Start Now says:

      Oh my that is a great word for 2021! We have to be still sometimes for things to enter us and inspire us. I hope that made sense! Maybe breakdown your goal (novel) into manageable pieces each month. So you are not writing a novel but X many chapters or scenes. Let me know if I can help – maybe hold you accountable? Started editing novel over Christmas holidays. We so have this!!!

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