Last year I set some intentions for the 366 days of 2012, and as December played out and I began reflecting on the past 12 months I was grateful for the guidance and focus those words had given me.
So I picked some good ones for 2013. Climb, Travel, Simple, Less.
“Climbing” is about aspirations. Transcending “just being” and working toward being better. “Travel” is going to be the goal of all my work this year. I’d really love to go on a trip alone with Dave, alone with Alice, and all together, and by myself. “Simple” and “Less” are pretty much about the same thing, which makes it ironic to include them both, but I thought “Less,” though more representative of my actual intention, seemed like too negative or ambiguous of a word. So I mean “Less” in terms of more simplicity. I started deliberately avoiding excess and materialism and overshopping at the end of 2012–it began with changing my wardrobe–and I really love it. Less is easier than I thought, and hopefully less spending, less overextending myself, less worry, less commitment, and less fear will put me in a good place to reach my other goals.
What do you want in 2013? Can you sum it up in a word (or four)?