As the year changes, so does my word of the year. Instead of making resolutions, I’m joining a global community of participants who are anchoring the year on a single point of reflection. Each year I’ve embraced this practice I see deeper into my life journey and gained a new perspective of how one year prepares me for the next. My words have been building a narrative that has guided me through a cross-country move, a mid-life career change, and all the highs and lows of raising my tribe. 

Choose Joy ➡ Illuminate ➡Truth ➡ Flourish➡ Relentless

My word for 2019 is relentless. I’ve heard it whispered in my heart for a few months now, like a challenge. I’ve been afraid of the word, afraid of the negative connotations, afraid it’s too big for me. But, one thing I learned in 2018 is I’m sick of living afraid. I’m learning to be ok with never giving up on those things that matter the most, no matter the cost, no matter what people think. I want, no I need the fortitude to persevere and to not be afraid in this journey of life.

So, relentless – I choose you. All the challenging, rough, and unyielding aspects of you. Through my eyes of faith, I embrace you. Through my eyes of humanity, I find strength in you. 

I choose to be strong, fear not, and relent-LESS in 2019. 

Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with you. Joshua 1:9