Tag: New Year
My theme for 2023
This is the word I’m going to use in 2023 to guide my path.
Memories of a New Year’s party I used to always go to, and the Italian garlic sauce it always featured.
My theme for 2022
At the first of each year I choose a theme that guides my choices through the year. Here’s my theme for 2022.
My theme for 2021
Every New Year’s Day I choose a theme that guides my choices through the year. Here’s my word for 2021.
My theme for 2020
Every New Year’s Day I choose a theme that guides my choices through the year. Here’s my word for 2020.
My theme for 2019
Every New Year’s Day I choose a theme that guides my choices through the year. After one of the roughest years of my life, my 2019 theme is all about starting new.
My theme for 2018
My theme for 2018 is stability. Because 2017 was anything but stable.
My theme for 2017
When I wrote last year’s list of themes for my new year, I felt sure it would be the last one, that my annual setting of direction had run its course. I think a lot about who I am versus who I want to be. Some might call it navel gazing, but self-analysis is core…
My themes for 2016
Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, at the beginning of each new year I think of three words that represent the growth I want to experience in the coming 12 months. 2015’s words were gratitude, power, and realism. I focused on them as best I could until June, when I lost my job. And then I had the…
My watchwords for 2015
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to have a set of words that represent the growth I want to experience in each new year. My 2014 words were anger, serenity, and faith. This is normally where I tell you how I did with all of my words. Unfortunately, the only word that really…
An early morning New Year’s wish
I write my blog early in the morning: up at 5, at the keyboard by 5:30, off to work shortly after 7. Another thing I used to do early, 20 years ago, was get up on New Year’s morning to do a morning radio show. I worked for a station part time, normally pulling weekend shifts. But for…
My watchwords for 2014
For the past two years, using an idea from blogger Amy Parmenter, I chose three words that represented the growth I wanted to achieve in each of those years. Last year my words were joy, because I wanted to cultivate greater joy in my life; freedom, because I wanted never to have to remain in a bad situation because I couldn’t…