My Word for 2019. Or … ACTION – I Wanna Live!

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Never mistake motion for action. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Full disclosure: I started this post on January 2nd (though it is currently January 4th) and because this is my blog I can change the date to January 2, so I did. Why? Well, the reason is twofold. a) See the aforementioned “MY blog” 🤓 and b) because I want to have a post for everyday this month and since I have been writing, starting something new, trying to learn a couple of new things, busy with back to school after a big break stuff, reading actual books, and if I may be frank, actually DOING things, I figured it was okay. Okay? Are we cool? Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool cool cool. 

In case you haven’t figured it out yet or didn’t see my official announcement on Instagram as I was ringing in the New Year (Are you not following me there? Why not?! I am pretty fun. Go follow me now. It’s okay. I’ll wait right here.) I have decided to choose another word for 2019. I chose two in 2018 and you know what? I never did make it back here to write about them, but I did take them to heart and I think they were helpful.

Last year’s words were “Focus & Flourish” (written just like that) and I would write them down in places I knew I would be glancing throughout the day. My awesome kitchen chalkboard frame thing? Oh yeah! It was totally written there. It stayed there for a good long time, too. I really needed the reminder.  It isn’t that anything magical happened, but in a way a lot of great things happened. They may have been tricky to see through a pretty big dose of ick, but if I am being objective (and I am) there were many fun, nice, practical, and people-centric things that happened last year, in real life, that were good.

So, in the interest of putting my new word to good use right off the bat, I give you my word for 2019. Ta daa!

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So …

Do you choose a word for the year? Something to help you focus on a goal or a more mindful way of living? I’d love to hear about it.

Feel free to share your word and your reasons for choosing it in the comments. (I love comments! AND! I love responding to them because I know what a rare treat they can be and I understand that commenters are choosing to spend their time here with me. I like being heard and I like letting others know they have been heard. It matters. You matter. Thank you for commenting.)





Fuller disclosure: It is now Saturday and I am about to hit publish. The post will still have a date  of January 2, 2019. C’est la vie! 

Credit where credit is due: Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash

About Peadyhttp://temperedwithkindness.comI’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way.

13 thoughts on “My Word for 2019. Or … ACTION – I Wanna Live!

    • Aw. Thank you. I really do appreciate your support (and your sense of humour). I think there just might be something to picking a word (and the mindful meaning behind it) for the year. It can be anything, but most definitely should be–selfish in a good way–for you! ❤

    • I did. I did! Foolish to say out loud, maybe, but there you have it.:D

      This is my 5th year. That’s right! Tempered With Kindness is about to celebrate its 5th birthday. It is time to put my money where my mouth is! Action! I like it!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. As you know, it means a lot! ❤

  1. I love this! It’s a great word and one that I can really see working well to motivate and celebrate all year long. My word is “relentless” because it’s usually used as a criticism towards me and I want to re-frame it to become a positive attribute.

  2. I don’t know if I really have a word for this year but I do love Action as a word. I’m going to take action to start a damn podcast once and for all so maybe it should be my word as well!

    • Oh my goodness! YES! You GO! Do it. What have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing! You have so many excellent people in your corner and a LOT of great resources to help along the way.

      THIS! This right here is exactly why I love Podcamp Halifax. Inspiration and information make GREAT partners!

      I will be listening. Be sure to give our favourite Cat a shoutout! ❤

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