The last time I chose a word of the year was back in 2016. My word was fearless. I have a necklace that Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi sent me that says “fate loves the fearless” that I love and wear all the time. “Fate loves the fearless” has kind of become my mantra, something I tell myself over and over.
In January 2016, I moved to Connecticut. A new home in a place I had never lived seemed like a good time for a new word. Fearless in a new place.
Come January of 2019 and we’re moving back to the mainland, to a place I’ve never lived before, to a place I know not much about. I decided it was time to pick a new word to guide my year and my move.
This year, I want to be intentional. About so many things. About how I spend my time, who I spend my time with, what I eat, what I read.
Nick and I have spent so much time researching everything about DC. Where should we live? Should keep a car? What kind of commute should he have? Should we live farther out and have a cheaper, bigger place to live, at the cost of a long commute? How will we meet people? We are being so intentional about setting up our life in DC that it seems only fitting that I make this my guide for 2019.
One way we are being intentional is that we decided to splurge on a place to live that is close to where Nick will be
After spending so much time apart last year, all I want in 2019 is to be able to cook dinner at home together, spend our nights on the couch with a couple of glasses of wine, and just be together. We want to be able to save time and be able to just walk to a grocery store. We want Nick to be able to come home right after work instead of spending hours commuting. So, we decided to make where we live a priority.
In 2019, I want to simplify. We want to make DC feel like home and we want our home to be a sanctuary. I want to spend more time at home. I want to take the time to make my house feel like a home instead of just rushing through unpacking. I want to take the time to enjoy DC and everything that amazing city has to offer. I want to be close enough to all of the museums that I actually get myself to go. I want to be intentional about how we spend our weekends so that we can really enjoy the city.
Here’s to 2019.
Do you have a word for the year? I’d love to hear about it.