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EMBRACE All That You Are Every Moment

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The life you want begins by embracing the life you have.

How do you follow up a year of maturing into your full potential as you bloomed? You embrace it.

Setting my intention for the year by choosing a word is something I have been doing every January for the past six years. It gives me a focus- a theme for the year. I concentrate everything I do around that vision. Whenever I feel discouraged or disconnected, this word reminds me to remain calm and be fully present in the moment.

My words of the year have reminded me to be bold; to be intentional and inspirational, I have manifested, thrived, and bloomed.

I loved my word last year, Bloom. It was the perfect word to remind me to take root and bloom into my true potential. But sometimes I moved through it too quickly or did not take the time to be present. In 2023, I will EMBRACE all that I am in every moment.

The dictionary defines embrace as an act of accepting or supporting something willingly and enthusiastically.

I've too easily second guessed my choices or dwelled on the negative of a job, situation, or relationship. I have gotten lost in the tasks and goals, forgetting to celebrate my wins. Why? Because I didn’t embrace them. If I remember to embrace it, good or bad, it sets me up to live in the moment, to be all in.

Embrace, Hadrian's Wall Path
Backpacking Hadrian's Wall path in the UK.

If you are still looking for a word that will give you purpose or inspiration, here are some questions to help you discover what you need more of in your life in 2023.

  • What is or isn’t working for you in your life? What can you do to change your path?

  • What did you love about this past year? What aspects of it do you want to expand on?

  • What is holding you back? What word defines the opposite of this? For example, if it is fear, then maybe your word is courage, brave or fearless.

  • What are your goals for the year?

  • Jot down words that immediately come to mind. Which word stands out to you? Go with your gut instinct.

Pick words that are positive and powerful. Let your word help you refocus this year and then embrace it.

Already have one? Please share it. Here is a list of words to inspire your intentions. I’d love to hear what you choose. Tell me about it in the comments section below.

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