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I’ve decided last minute to join the “word of the year” bandwagon and come up with a theme for my aspirations for the new year. I wouldn’t call it a resolution per se, it’s more just a word that I want to focus on and reflect on when I go about planning my time and setting goals for myself.
The word I’ve chosen for 2019 is the word “Cultivate.”
Cultivate: [V] to promote or improve growth by labor and attention.
Considering I have a degree in Agriculture, this theme word may not come as much of a surprise, but it’s the best word I could think of to explain my hopes for 2019.
Cultivation has to do with more than just natural growth, it has to do with active participation in that growth.
Weeds will grow with no attention from anyone at all. But in order to create something valuable, cultivation is required.
And cultivation means change. Learning, adapting and constantly improving are all part of this process.
This year will be a season of preparation and growth for me. For one, I’m preparing for motherhood and am growing a human person, so growth has a whole new meaning for me right now. (For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram – yep, you read that right! We’re expecting our first baby in May 2019)
As much as I’m one to roll with the punches, and adjust to life changes with relative ease, more than just going through this pregnancy and the subsequent change in life-season, I want to focus on intentional growth by cultivating good habits and a lifestyle that I’m proud to live.
I know that growth is coming (emotionally, spiritually, and obviously physically 🤰🏻) whether I’m prepared for it or not, so my goal for this year is to actively cultivate that growth in all of its forms.
I want to Cultivate my life this year by:
- developing a heart prepared to grow spiritually.
- nourishing friendships, old & new.
- creating a peaceful home.
- improving in my work and hobbies.
- learning new skills.
- refining my habits and spending my time more wisely.
- reflecting on myself and changing when I need to.
Cultivating is about growing, changing, adapting, and continually improving.
I don’t want to just grow weeds this year. I want to cultivate something worthwhile.