Inspire and Connect

So, this year, even though it’s only been one day, my friend’s daughter, who I look up to in so many ways, asked us on our chat group what word we would choose for the new year. She said she likes to pick an innovative word every year that focuses on all aspects of our daily lives. I thought this was a great idea.
My two words for this year are inspiration and connection. Last year I didn’t set myself goals, I didn’t have any focus in my life, and I had no direction. Last year I had no inspiration, and I didn’t inspire others. I was more focused on how others viewed me or what they thought of me. In other words, I focused on things that didn’t matter. Last year helped me grow; I learned a lot about the things I did and why I did them.
After last year, a year of growing and honesty, I will focus on connecting with myself and others. This year I am helping set up a coffee stand from scratch, helping train the new employees, creating recipes, and hopefully, I will connect with my new team. I want this new stand to inspire every person that comes through.

I want to focus on connecting with my surroundings, and with the community, and be inspired by these connections. Everything in New Hampshire has inspired me in some way or has helped me grow inch by inch. I’m not a new lady this year, but each new year is shaping me into the person I want to become. These two words I have chosen will help develop this year into what it should be.
What is your word for this year?


  1. Wonderful article and great idea. 🙂

    My words would be Love and Adventure.
    This year I want to spend more time with my loved ones and be more involved in their lives.
    Also, step out of my comfort zone and follow my travel heart. May it take me to new places this year.

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  2. Believe in yourself. Would be my words. As a debut author I have moments of doubts that I hope to overcome in 2018. Writing is baring your soul and sometimes it can be scary to think that people reading your work are seeing that hidden part of you!

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    1. That is very true, I always worry about what people will think of what I post. Sometimes I get personal, or I am too direct and it makes people uncomfortable. I think those are great words for 2018, and I hope you reach all of your goals!

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    1. I think that is a good motto to have for the rest of your life, not just this year. There are so many times where I think I’m not good enough, and then I take a step back and realize I am good enough for whatever I want to do. This is a great thing to practice!

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  3. What a great idea! I think that is a really inspiring way to start the year. For me, I think this year will be about ‘Investment’. Making an investment of my time to put into my future goals, and investing some of myself in helping and supporting others. Thanks for making em think about this 🙂

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  4. Going for humility this year so my words are thank you.
    Thank you beautiful weather here in the UK for allowing me to go outside in April in a t-shirt.
    Thank you world for being a support for my humble writing and art-work
    Thank you you for dropping by my blog earlier today.

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      1. Didn’t know what your exterior looked like so I looked and found your Instagram account and now I know. 🙂
        My favourite is that picture of you with a lion licking your face. At least, it looks like a lion. But perhaps it’s a dog?

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      1. Keep at it!:) It does take time. Your posts are so interesting & fun!
        One of the things that gave me so much joy was when I created a challenge on my site, a post named ‘Caption it’. I was so excited to see so many people connecting with each other, not just me with my readers, but with each other 😀

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