Last year, my word of 2020 was ‘abundance’. And well, the world was a LOT. So I guess you can kind of apply it in some way, depending on how you look at it. I’m still kind of struggling to sum up what 2020 was like for me to be honest, looking back it all seems kind of a blur. I’m not sure whether or not I want to delve further into all that, but I probably will at some point in the future.

When I was brainstorming a word for 2021, all I knew was the words I didn’t want. I didn’t want to ‘grow’ this year. I don’t want to focus on ’empowerment’. For me, those kind of words felt way too pressurized and heavy. It wasn’t until my mum came up with ‘present’ that I knew I loved it immediately, and I felt an instant connection to that word.

I’ve always thought too far in advance and been a life-long worrier, so the word present is perfect, especially in these times too.

Present to me means taking it one day a time, heck, even one hour at a time when you need it. It means connecting with what’s HERE right now at this moment. It means going outside and noticing the weather. Ringing a loved one to chat and check in every day. Accepting that things can and will change, and knowing you can do it whatever happens.

What’s your word for this year? I would love to hear it!


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