It’s New Year’s Eve, after 4:30 pm, and I’m sitting on my bed writing this post. Normally I have my word picked out a few weeks before the New Year, but this year had me down to the wire. This year has a lot of change and big events coming, so I had a lot of words floating to help guide me through these coming moments. But in the end, I decided what I needed most in 2024 is healing.
In 2019, I changed my approach to New Year’s goal setting. I generally love making goals and challenges for myself. I will start fresh with a new goal on a Wednesday in the middle of the month in the middle of the year. Creating a list of specific goals at the New Year seems redundant to me personally since I always have an ongoing list of things I’m working on.
BUT – our thoughts are what determine our success. The words we have playing through our mind all day every day matter and they have a real effect on us. One Word Goals on New Years were something I was drawn to immediately. And I’ve loved it.
I think of my One Word like a star that I’m heading towards. My journey might be messy and random, but as long as I keep going towards that star, I know I’m heading in the right direction. I pick words that align with who I am trying to become.
Healing is what I’d like to focus on.
I’m still suffering effects of my terrible concussion in 2020. It does not help that I keep hitting my head every few months. Matt says he wants to buy me a helmet and I’m tempted to let him. I need to focus on resting my brain and giving it the right fuel to heal (my neurologist is a big believer that nutrition has a big impact on brain health).
Also, I had twins 18.5 years ago and this year I made a lot of strides in healing my body from the damage that pregnancy did. I went to physical therapy this year and that made such a difference. I want to continue that progress and make my body strong as I enter into this next phase of life.
I’ve also had shingles twice in 2023 (last case still ongoing), so I think healing from that might actually be top priority!
I might be a witness in a criminal trial this year. I can’t discuss any details until the trial is over, but I want to help the other victims and do my part to stop this from ever happening again. I will be praying for healing (and closure) during this process.
Also, there have been some pretty difficult things that I’ve gone through in the last few years and I have a lot of healing to do. Forgiveness without an apology is hard, but I need the healing. I don’t mean to be so vague, but some things are too private for a blog and I’m sorry to leave you hanging.
When I think about Healing in 2024, it will mean different things on different days. Some days that might mean more rest and other days there might be actions to take. This year I pray for the guidance to know what needs to be done as I work towards healing.
Past one words:
- 2019 – Get Dressed (My first year of one word goals, and I didn’t blog about it until 2020.)
- 2020 – Rest
- 2021 – Growth
- 2022 – Intentional
- 2023 – Focus
If you’d like to download the printable I made for myself this year, do that here.
Will you choose a One Word Goal this year? What will it be?
From my home to yours,