Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Word for the year is.....

After a lot of deliberation I have decided on my word for the year.....BLISS. Originally it was going to be something like finish or completion so I could finish a book but there are so many other facets of my life and I didn't think it applied. I have been thinking about this and saying to myself this is not supposed to be hard. When I did my vision board I ended up saying more joy. So I thought I could use the word Joy but that did not resonate with me. So I moved on to Play which led me to Bliss. I want to experience bliss in every aspect of my life, when I am writing or painting or exercising or just walking my dog. I figure if I am feeling bliss full I will not have any problems completing the things that I want to.

If you have chosen a word for the year Christine Kane has a great free guide here. You need to have already picked a word but if you haven't you can save the information for when you do, that is what I did.

For those of you who haven't chosen a word or feel a little stuck about where you want to go I'd like to recommend the 2010 planner and workbook by Goddess Leonie. I have a link on my sidebar and it will take you to her site where you can find more details about it. I will share a little bit about it here.

Its a 40 page workbook that takes you through releasing 2009 and then embracing the new year. I initially wasn't going to get it because I thought oh its just one more thing I would have to do. Then I saw all these glowing reports and really anything that Leonie does is wonderful. Plus I have been having such a hard time coming up with a word and embracing the new year that I thought the guidebook might help.

Of course I was right, first I did the exercises on releasing 2009 I began to relax about it all. Then when I did my morning pages my word came to me. It was just what I needed. I am so looking forward to working with this book more, discovering just what my dreams and goals for 2010 are. Leonie has made it easy with her colorful illustrations and prompts to get you going in the right direction. So what kinds of things are really in the book you might ask. A few examples are: a list of 100 things to do in 2010, What I'd Like to learn in 2010, or release, what gifts I'd like to give myself and so on. I can't recommend it highly enough. The nice part is it is very inexpensive. Go here for details.


  1. Mays BLISS fill your new year, new day and new moments, Kate ! It is a beautiful word to work with !

  2. Finding something that "fits" and resonates often seems difficult, especially when we are thinking too much or too hard. Letting go and being able to have a clear mind to hear is the trick, and it sounds like letting go of 2009 with this help of the workbook by Goddess Leonie was exactly what you needed!! Bliss is such a joyous, joyful word...filled with so much potential and possibility!! Love it!!

  3. I still have to discover my word of the year (eh, I have time), but I love yours! I've never heard of the idea before, but lately it seems like everyone is doing it. Thanks for the comments on my binder, I like yours too. I was actually going to do it in white until I saw the pink and thought it would be more ME. :-) I just added a new post about doing the 2009 pages, thought you might like to have a look.

  4. Great word choice! I'm still working on mine but I think I might have it.

    Thanks for the link to the planner. I might do that....looks interesting.

  5. Bliss is a wonderful word for the new year...and I wish us all much of it!

  6. That's a good word. I'm sure it will bring you plenty.

  7. Working on Leoni's workbook also. It's illuminating. My word is "Elements". I will be using them in my art, and honoring them in my Craft. Many blessings and wishes for a Blissfull 2010. Gilli

  8. Bliss is a wonderful thing to find...I think it is a very good word...I still haven't found one! Hugs, Mary


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