Happy New Year’s Day! What did you all do last night? I genuinely hope there was lots of champagne involved. I’m really excited for 2019 and for giving the blog a little bit of a refresh. One of my favorite blogs, Camille Styles, always has an editor’s letter at the start of each month and Man Repeller even does themes. I really love the idea of that and wanted to give it a try for myself.
Each month on the blog this year, there will be an overarching theme that the content will link back to. January is all about starting fresh, getting organized, and creating good habits. We all want to get optimized for the best year ever, right? One of my favorite things about January is sitting down with my passion planner and mapping out not only what I want to accomplish that year, but also how I want it to feel from then through December.
Have you ever done that thing where you pick a word for the year? I’m trying it out for the first time this year! My personal word will be joy and my professional word is revel. Joy is pretty self-explanatory. I decided on the word even before I went to see Mary Poppins Returns on Christmas Eve, but seeing the movie made me even more sure in my decision. I consider joy to be the next step after gratitude, so this is my inspiration for the year. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll really get it!
As for revel, it’s kind of similar to joy but my intention is to celebrate and acknowledge even the smallest achievements in my work life and to really enjoy what I’m doing everyday. For the first time in a long time, I actually genuinely enjoy the work I’m doing but I still have to be mindful of not letting the day-to-day feel mundane.
I hope you guys choose a word for the year, too, and are setting all of your intentions so you can grow this year and enjoy doing it. Some posts coming up this month will talk about how to set up your planner, getting your life organized to start fresh, ways to get more out of trips to the museum, and another fun collaboration with Boden.
Happy New Year!