#celebrate in 2020

2019 was a pretty great year focused around #explore and I explored in SO MANY WAYS!! I explored in my personal life, explored in training, explored in racing, explored with a new career, and I have begun to explore with stepping out of the box as I move into 2020!! This was the perfect word to guide me in 2019!!

With the start of the New Year, so many people set New Year’s Resolutions. As I’ve said in previous posts, I prefer to set intentions instead of resolutions. I feel like resolutions set me up for failure the moment my train gets derailed, whereas intentions make me more mindful + allow for success by not being so finite.

Only about 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions keep them throughout the year, which might be why I view resolutions as negative and personally don’t make them. In the last couple of weeks, I have had so many words and phrases speak to me, so I “tried them on” to see which one(s) really fit. Which one(s) sang to my heart?! Which one(s) fueled my passion?! Which one(s) will motivate me the most to do and be my best self in 2020?! I swam with them, biked with them, ran with them, listened to them at home, listened to them at work, rolled them around, listened to them while recovering from minor injury, sat still with them in chaos, rested in silence with them, and would just BE with them.

The conversation started with “unstoppable.” Unstoppable in sport, at work, at home, in life. I LOVE how this speaks to me, but I do find it a bit negative since the middle of it has the word “stop,” so I knew this one wasn’t quite right. Next up “win.” This came up as I was trying to “win the day” by not dwelling in the past or focusing on the future, but staying present in the moment. While it spoke to me in that moment, it also wasn’t the right fit either. “Stay in your own lane” I decided is a better mantra for 2020 rather than an action word to guide me, so the search continued. “Believe” came next. This has been my word in the past and will always guide me as it is tattooed on my forearm. I wanted something new for 2020. I had some other words speak to me at different times throughout training, life, work, resting, recovery, chaos…”courage,” “play,” “grow,” “fun,” “achieve,” and “create” were just a few. While these all spoke to me at different times, none of them spoke to me in ALL aspects of my life, so I kept searching. For the longest time, I thought my word was going to be “live.” In 2020 I want to “live my best life,” “live my truth,” “live my passion,” “live what’s in my heart,” and remind myself that “this is living” whether faced with challenges or when I’m thriving in life! This word was SO close to feeling just right, but something small was still missing. When I least expected it, I realized my word for 2020 was staring me in the face the whole time. I don’t just want to “live” in 2020. I want to “celebrate” the growth I’ve made and the growth that is yet to come. I want to “celebrate” the challenges I’ve overcome and the ones I’ve yet to face. I want to “celebrate” the victories along the way…small and large. I want to “celebrate” all of the little things and the big things. I want to have more fun, more joy, more action, more play, more dancing, more laughter, and “celebrate” more in 2020. I want to “celebrate” every aspect of living! Are you sensing the theme?! Yep…You guessed it! My intention for 2020:

5 thoughts on “#celebrate in 2020

  1. YES! I have that word on an inspiration page in my bullet journal! Great minds think alike 😉 The other words I have are solitude, become, and FUN.

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