• 2022 •
Complete the 40-day sugar fast.
Spend time writing at least once a week.
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Start tracking the number of ‘wears’ for my wardrobe items.
Make a difficult recipe.
Start learning the basics of another language.
Do some professional/personal development for work.
Go to at least five live performances (concert, comedy show, Broadway play, etc.).
Finish our living room refresh.
Make a calendar to keep track of family and friends’ birthdays.
Pick up a new hobby.
Take a class with Daniel and learn something new together.
Read the Dune book series.
As I reflected on the last couple of years, I started to wonder what my word for 2022 would be. Until this year, I always seemed to discover my word in December, before the new year even began. But as 2021 came to a close, I felt uninspired. My mind was strangely blank. I didn’t want to force anything, so I just decided to take a break from the whole “Word For the Year” thing. Little did I know that God had three pieces of inspiration waiting for me on Instagram within the first few days of 2022. First, I felt convicted by Ruth Chou Simons’s post about worship before service and being deeply rooted. Second, I pondered Phenomenal’s post about how TODAY is a special occasion. And third, I read Joanna Gaines’s “Have a fun!” post about slowing down and playing more.
Thanks to that nudge from the Lord, my word for 2022 is:
S A V O R .
I want to wear the good perfume without waiting for a special occasion. I want to notice the small, seemingly inconsequential things, the simple joys, and not put so much pressure on everything to be a bucket list item. I want to enjoy the Lord more than His gifts. I want to savor delicious meals without guilt, and good books, and rainy days, and spontaneous movie nights, and how my body feels after a good workout. I want to savor even the hard, uncomfortable things as opportunities for growth and deeper trust in Christ.
To read about my past goals and words for the year, click here!