My 2024 Word
I've had my 2024 word for a few weeks now but with starting a new job and being so ridiculously exhausted I've taken my time to share. Life is very different now than it was a few months ago and that is such a good thing.
The past few years depleted me in ways I had never imagined I could be. Even having twins doesn't compare. The burn out was so deep that there were days I didn't know how I could move forward. I was paralyzed with exhaustion, sadness and anxiety.
I wasn't sure if I would choose a word for this year to be honest. If I did it needed to be a word that could stand with me through anything. It couldn't be aspirational as far as achieving anything. It had to simply be about BEING. Just being in my body, in my mind, in my life. Grounded and rooted in what is true and good.
Knowing life will throw hard things my way and I can remember that I'll be OK. I can keep moving forward while giving myself lots of grace and time to figure things out.
This year I have decided to focus on ease.
freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort:to enjoy one's ease.
freedom from concern, anxiety, or solicitude; a quiet state of mind:to be at ease about one's health.
verb (used with object),eased, eas·ing.
to free from anxiety or care:to ease one's mind.
to mitigate, lighten, or lessen:to ease pain.
A daily practice of:
allowing myself to keep moving forward without the weight I’ve been carrying and remembering what is not mine to hold.
less explaining myself
more embracing my intuition
less owning others feelings
more believing in my own worth
less holding onto past trauma
more trusting & owning my experience
less living outside of my own energy
more remembering I am safe
I am not asking much of 2024, but to allow myself to live in it. To take a deep breath when I feel the anxiety creeping in and remember how far I have come. To know I am not missing out on anything. To sit in the present moment with gratitude, wonder, and calm.
2024 is an 8 year in numerology which is a high vibrational year. An 8 year "means we're leaving behind a period of introspection and moving into a year of prosperity. Last year was a '7 Year' that challenged everyone to reframe their reality; now, the energy of this '8 Year' is inspiring everyone to break free of convention, take action, and bring their dreams to life."
To be honest,that sounds a bit more aspirational than I care to be at the present moment, but I am super thankful for this energy of prosperity that is surrounding us. I welcome that in with open arms.
Ease + Prosperity. I'm here for it.
Let it be so.
And just for fun, here are all of my words since I started choosing them in 2011...
2024 - ease
2023 - emerge
2022 - I didn't choose a word
2021 - remember
2020 - manifesting
2019 - and
2018 - balance
2017 - magic
2016 - renew
2015 - leap
2014 - become
2013 - grow
2012 - commit
2011 - action
Do you have a word for your year? I'd love to hear it.
Sending you lots of positive energy for your 2024,