What’s your word for 2020?

2020?! Yes, 2020

Last year, I shared on here that I picked up the practice of choosing a word as a theme for the upcoming year. Last year, I chose “abundance”.

I don’t remember exactly where I first heard of this practice, but I decided I’d use it, too, as a way to keep myself centered throughout the year.

I’ve decided to choose two words for 2020. I learned from 2019’s word “abundance” that a word has a positive and negative charge.

For the year of 2020, I want to embrace the word’s opposite, too. So I chose the words “bold” and “light”. 

Before I go on selfishly chitter-chattering about all of the reasons why I chose these words and their significance to me, please let me know:

  1. Have you heard of this one-word, new year practice?
  2. If you have, what word did you choose?
  3. Was 2019 YOUR year? Or are you ready to tell it “thank you, next”? What are you looking forward to in 2020?

Now, on to my selfish chitter-chatter on why “bold” is the word everyone must choose for the year 2020.

Why I chose “bold”

let’s pretend that journal cover says “Hello 2020”

“Bold” has two meanings that of doing things with confidence and courage and that of “having a strong appearance” (source: Google).

This 2020, I envision myself living with more bravado. To let every word & every action have echo and firmness.

I don’t know that I chose the word or the word chose me. Either way “bold” is definitely out of my comfort zone.

If you didn’t know, I made a drastic change mid year that changed the way I both saw my life and myself. It was an out of my comfort-zone change. As if it that drastic change has not caused me enough inner and outer change already, I’ve decided to continue riding this wave of change by putting myself in out-of-my-comfort situations that require me to be, you guessed it, “bold”.

I also chose “light” because I realize that “bold”‘s counterpart is just as important. “Bold” is a heavy word, so I’ll need lightness to balance it out. 

Reasons to choose “bold” as your word for the year 2020

  • Bold to give you more confidence in your decisions
  • Bold to inspire you to leave a mark on the world. And hopefully an intentional positive difference
  • Bold if you feel like you’re navigating unknown territory
  • Bold so that you don’t stay stuck in routines of unhappiness because living the life of your dreams takes courage
  • And light when enough boldness is enough

Did I convince you to choose the word “bold”? I hope not! 😆 Unless that word speaks to you, too.

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12 thoughts on “What’s your word for 2020?

  1. LOVE this post, Andrea!

    I especially loved, “This 2020, I envision myself living with more bravado. To let every word & every action have echo and firmness. I don’t know that I chose the word or the word chose me.”

    May it be so! ~ I totally love your words Bold and Light…

    Yes, I have been doing this for many years… I used to have some angel cards, and I would pick a word for each week and also a word on New Year’s Day for the year…. a few years back I shifted away from the angel cards and just began setting my own intentional words, that in 2019 I began calling my keywords… 2019 I intended to be Happy, Healthy, Holy, Hopeful, and Helpful… and those were good guiding words for me throughout this difficult year! I’m definitely ready to say good riddance to this year, but first I’m going to thoroughly enjoy the holidays! (My older son arrives next week for a visit, yay!!!!) I’m not sure yet about my words for 2020 but I think I mentioned to you before that I’m thinking about Loving-Kindness…

    And btw, your writing is bold and light and powerful and wonderful… it’s not “selfish” girl… I don’t know about the other bloggers, but for me, when I’m reading your blog I want to hear your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and stories… So in my humble opinion, you don’t need to apologize or qualify before sharing your wonderful thoughts as you did in this post! 🙂

    May 2020 be as awesome as you are! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Teja!

      I love your keywords for 2019. I like how they all start with the letter H and how they rhyme, since that probably makes it easier to remember them 🙂

      Yes, definitely let yourself enjoy the holidays. I’m glad to hear your older son is visiting! May ya’ll enjoy your time together ❤️

      Awe, thank you for the last bit. I’ll work on not apologizing before sharing my thoughts here on the blog 🙂

      May 2020 also be as awesome as you are, Teja! ❤️✨

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