It’s the end of 2019 and I have remembered my Word of the Year through out the year. (Have you? ) It’s truly been a part of my work, my thoughts and my energy as I shift into new possibilities.
Shift: a slight change in emphasis
I have looked at this year as a slight turn in direction. While working with clients with ADHD has been a focus for the duration of my business, it’s more so this year in learning tools to assist. I am leaning into my work clients with ADHD clients in continuing learning and implementing strategies. What’s new are the many podcasts I have been listening to each day. I have been taking more NAPO classes centered on this topic. I love to learn and apply one small action to my work with clients.
Shift: change in direction
We shift toward and we shift away in slight changes in direction. Family first and client work has always been the direction of work life integration for me. As I step into this more fully, I have been mindful of the true joy that our conversations and engagement bring to me. I have heard the joy in voices of family and clients throughout the year in their big and little wins. Wins include completing writing a doctoral paper, using a planner as a high schooler, new interests in a variety of sports, getting a garage organized to park a car or move to a new apartment. As I shift away from some of my volunteering experiences, I have created more white space for myself to be present.
Shift: next steps
I am contemplating my 2020 word now. I love all the words that I have used in these past years. How has my Word of the Year made a difference for me? Holding my word of the year throughout the year has kept me true and on target with intentional, mindful shifts. It’s been a comfort when a bumpy shift occurs that this year is about a slight change. We can empower change rather than be fearful of change. This word reminds me that we can make change a powerful agent for ourselves.
My list of Words of the Year