Of course my real and true word is Simply. As in Live Simply Simply Live. It's been my guiding word since I started this blog nearly eight years ago.
But it's taken an age to decide for 2018! A few weeks ago I thought I had settled on autonomy, but it began to feel full not of excitement and freedom as I had first thought but heavy, weighted with responsibility. I read Susannah Conway's quite in-depth course which had some good ideas but nothing felt quite like something I wanted to stay with for a whole year. I spent a tearful evening looking through some of the many beautiful cards my husband Barry sent me - always carefully chosen and with a loving and thoughtful message.
In one card he wrote -
Because we share a love of music
Because we share a love of art
Because we share a love of gardening
Because we share a love of learning
Because we share a love of life and each other
Because we share
I decided share would be my word.
Then another evening late, feeling the satisfaction of completing a task I had been putting off for ages I realised I need these two words for 2018
Then the thought came to me
Do it GENTLY
Ah, there it is!
There's my word!
If you've chosen your word would you like to share it here?