Word of the Year

I recently read an article by Melinda Gates, where she talked about picking a word of the year, rather than set new year’s resolutions. This isn’t a new idea. In fact, I personally, have picked a word of the year before. But have always also had a list of resolutions or goals. This year, I have decided to just focus on picking a word and infusing that into my everyday life.

So, What word did I pick?

This year, I knew I wanted to be a little bit more adventurous. But did not want to take the leap outside of my comfort zone. A few things in my life have been static lately, and I am looking to change this. Whilst I am ready to make these changes I am not sure what moves to make, and so it involves doing research and examining my options. So taking all of this into account. I choose ‘Explore‘ as my word of the year.

Word of The Year

On the one hand, it is linked to travelling. I would love to travel more in 2019, the dream would be to explore the whole world! However, I am realistic and have to think about whether we can afford a lot of travelling this year. One thing I would like to do is explore London more! Find cool cafes, check out more of the exciting museums in the city and just discover different neighbourhoods. Saying that I would also love to explore some new cities and have a few ideas for some fun city breaks!

For me personally, my work life has been stagnant for some time. Whilst I am not ready to have a complete career overhaul I am looking to make some changes. So I am going to take this year to explore my options. I am planning on doing the 100 days of code challenge. To improve my coding skills and possible look to learn another programming language.

Similarly, I have had some personal issue over the last few years, something I am not ready to talk about on my blog. However, 2019 is the year where I need to move forward. I am emotionally ready to do this, so I have to explore alternatives and take positive steps forward.

Blogging

In relation to my blog. I want to utilize this space more and I am exploring how I can do that. I started this blog to showcase my knitting projects many years ago. It has grown over the years to include all my interests not just knitting. Of course, the blog is the ideal place to document my expeditions. I would like to take blogging to the next level. I am working on writing a few guest posts for fellow bloggers and I would like to explore collaborating with bloggers on a future project.

One of my aims for last year was to take more photos! Whilst I did take a lot more photos. I wasn’t as adventurous as I should have been. I love the idea of exploring areas through my camera lens. In 2018, I created a little photo project in a nieghbourhood park. Where I took the same photos at regular intervals over the course of 12 months. I would love to do a similar project this year in another area. I also want to explore the idea of working with more bloggers or cosplayers to improve my photography skills.

2018 Photo Project
February | May      
September | December

Do you have a ‘Word of the Year’?
What are your goals for 2019
Where would you like to Explore?
Let me know in the comments below.

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