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If you’ve been reading blogs for the last few years, you KNOW coming up with a word of the year is the thing to do! I’ve done it for the last five or so years, and I’ll admit sometimes it’s helpful and sometimes it’s not. Last year, I really derailed my own goals when I made a decision to close my store. I scrapped all goals I had, ignored my word, and went into survival mode. Things happen!
This year looks completely different. All of my goals (I’ll share them next week) are more about my quality of life than the number of sales I’m making or (gasp) whether or not I’ll finally hit 10k on Instagram. I’m not saying this to judge people who have those goals, of course, but that’s not me anymore. At least not this year. This year is a year for peace. For serenity.
Serenity: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
Boy, does that sound nice. I’m tired of feeling stressed out all the time. Of not taking care of my mental and physical health. Of having a messy house because I have too much clutter. Of having debt and not much savings. I want peace.
I know Lloyd Braun says “Serenity now, insanity later” but I believe 2020 will be the year I create a sense of serenity in my own life to prevent insanity later. Not everything will be perfect, but I’m looking forward to changing my life so that when the world throws punches at me, I have a place to go (both physically and mentally) that feels peaceful.