2018 in 3 Words or Less

Samantha, a friend from my organizing world, just emailed me and as she is trying to take her business to the next level  in 2018 she is concentrating on three words. They are consistency, seen and lion.

I decided this is a good exercise for me.  Twice in the last 24 hours I’ve received emails with the word “intentional” in them and both times it struck me as an important word for the coming year.  I need to MAKE things happen, not just wait and hope for the best.

My second word is “grateful” because, as I joked several months ago in my blog, not only do I often see the glass as half empty, it might be dirty and have a crack in it as well. 🙂

My third word could probably be “lion” but since my friend used that I will say “fearless.”  I worry ALL THE TIME and it’s such an emotional drain and so pointless.  So, with RVing I want to be fearless, with starting a new business I want to be fearless, and with thinking about my family I want to be fearless…although “at peace” kind of works better in that instance.

Anyway, I don’t want to become obsessed with all this new year’s resolution, goal making, word choosing stuff, (Has that ship already sailed?) but do think it’s smart to occasionally sit quietly, think things through and maybe even make a plan!

I know the next step in all this is accountability, but that’s so scary, isn’t it?  Or am I the only one that gets hung up with that part?

Until next time…


I’m just going to keep sending obnoxious beach pictures until somebody makes me stop! 🙂



6 Replies to “2018 in 3 Words or Less”

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Samantha. I miss you too! I’m keeping a one sentence log at the end of each day and it has been amazing to see what can happen when I’m intentional and fearless. Still working on the grateful but it’s becoming a BIT more natural! 🙂

      Stay in touch!!

        1. Naja,

          How fun to hear from you, girlfriend! I love you too!

          Call me soon and let’s get caught up since we can’t do pizza from 500 miles apart! :/

  1. Barb,
    I was reading another blog yesterday about choosing one word for the year. The word I chose was “intentional”….great minds think alike! Enjoy your journey… You’ve got this!

    1. That’s so cool! The idea of the three words was TOTALLY stolen from Samantha! I have to say that, so far, it’s really helping me to have those words in mind as I go about my day. I’m also trying to “intentionally” bless at least one person every day. Whether it’s a card or text or just going out of my way to help or be nice to someone and that has been a lot of fun too.

      Have fun with this and let’s stay in touch!

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