Welcome to 2020! Word of the Year

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2019 was, for me, a very very difficult year. I lost my mother, we had a lot of financial trouble, and I had a lot of problems with my job. Add to that the normal ups and downs along with a lot of awful things happening in the world and well… I’m glad to see 2019 gone! I’m trying to stay optimistic. I’m trying to start a clean slate for 2020, without carrying any baggage over. There are still issues I’m dealing with, of course, but I’m going to try to see them with fresh eyes. So as you can imagine, I’m already starting this year off with a very difficult task!

Wish me luck for this year, y’all, I think I’m going to need it.

My 2020 word of the year is something that I’d like to focus on. Something that I’m striving for that I genuinely believe is within reach. So my word is:


: the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.

I chose this word because I spent the last year being angry about all my problems. I am a solution person, and I like to fix things. I get very out of sorts when I have no control over things, or when someone I love has a problem that I can’t help with. But this year, I’m going to try to remember that I don’t have to fix everything, and instead of worrying about things about of my control, I’m going to stay in my lane. I’m not going to chase happiness, or that fleeting high. I want to be satisfied with my life. Maybe I won’t be filled with joy and wonder all the time, but I want to be less stressed, and I want to focus on making my lot in life better instead of focusing on all the things I don’t have, or haven’t done. I want to be content.

What’s your word for the year, and how are you going to try to embody it?