Savor the New Year

Somehow, we made it to 2017.

I do not do resolutions. I do not try to change everything that didn’t go quite right before January 2nd. I don’t. I cherish my sanity too much.

I do choose a word to focus on for the year. Some years, I remember well. 2014 was BRAVE.¬†2015 was BUILD. I don’t have a clue what I picked for 2016, but if I were to pick a theme word, it would have been year of GO. I traveled more last year than I ever have, visited more countries, experienced new things. 2016 was one of the best years of my life, but like everything else, it has been packed away like a suitcase.

For 2017, I wanted something different. A word that focused more on being in the moment, than planning out futures and goals and things and forgetting about the now. I’m really good at living in next week and ignoring today. So, my 2017 word needed to be about being fully present in the right now…

I chose  SAVOR for my One Word. I want to savor what is good today, now, this minute. I want to learn to be more impulsive, less held down by plans. I want more everyday memories, less waiting for the perfect moment. This year, I want to savor each day because there is always something good that happens.

What about you? One Word or Resolutions?