2020 Word For The Year: Let

January always feels like it exists longer than any one month should, but here we are – the last day. About to step off into the rest of what 2020 brings. I hadn’t posted on my word for the year yet and wanted to put it out into the Universe because I’m excited about all of the magic it holds.

My 2019 word for my year was LIGHT. I held that word tight to me during any dark times, I reveled in it under the sun on all of our 2019 trips, and when things felt a little heavy, I remembered LIGHT and that it was okay to lighten my load. LIGHT led to new friends, new adventures, and a new career path which I couldn’t be happier with. Dear LIGHT, you served me well.

My word of the year for 2020 is LET.

Let it be.

Let it in.

Let’s go!

Let it lie.

Let it out.

Let’s roam.

Let it go. 

Let’s have fun…

You get the point. Using LET as my word to meditate this year tells my type-A brain it has permission to do what it wants to do, what feels good, and that it doesn’t have to hold space for stuff that doesn’t. And that I don’t have to be the person who sweeps up after everyone or ties up all the loose ends just so someone else doesn’t have to. I can let those things be and focus on letting the good of life in. And I. Am. So. Excited about it.

LET is going to see me through us buying a home, me running the Big Sur half marathon and a twenty-mile trail race around Mt. St. Helens plus some really fun vacations – and those are just the plans for spring.

I think this is my 6th year of choosing a word to focus on for the year and it’s one of my favorite traditions. Some of my past words have been: simplify, harmony, connect, engage, and light.

It’s not too late (it’s never too late) – pick one word to focus on for yourself for 2020 and let it out!