2021 Word of the Year

Two years ago I chose a word of the year, and though its meaning ended up taking a different shape than what I'd planned for it, that word ended up carrying me through two of the hardest years of my life. 

Since I ended up relying heavily on my word of the year through many different stages of life I decided it was time to pick another word for 2021. I may be a couple weeks late but it took me this long to figure out exactly what I needed my word of the year to be and what exactly it was going to mean to me. 

My word for 2021 is HOPE. It seems like such a simple word but it took me a while to get here! I actually was listening to the radio and the song that was on mentioned hope and it was a bit of a lightbulb moment. I really should have thought of it sooner considering my own boutique is called Spark Hope!

A quick google search for the official definition of hope yielded several fitting answers:

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes. It also means a feeling of trust. 

Based on these definitions I would say I used to be a very hopeful person, and I want to rediscover that piece of me. Of course I never can be or will be as naive as I once was in my hope, but I don't think that it is good to live life without some sort of hope. 

This year I plan to work a lot on my faith. I have always been a very faithful person, even through my dad fighting cancer and ultimately losing him. My faith definitely took a hit but I have been fighting to hold onto it and finally feel like I have enough of my footing back to grow in my faith again. I know it won't be an easy journey but I have hope.

As always 100% of my life is not shared online, because my life is not 100% mine to share. There are always things going on behind the scenes so to speak and what I will say in regards to that is I have hope that everything will be okay. It has taken, and will continue to take, a lot of work to find and hold onto that hope but I have to do it. 

I'm hopeful that things will return to a more "normal" state this year. I want to take my kids to story time at the library, have play dates with friends old and new, see my family without worry, and go to freaking Disney! I miss our weekend outings so much! I feel like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel and my biggest hope is that by this summer I can throw Georgia a first birthday with all of our loved ones!

Do you have a word for this year? I'd love if you shared it with me in the comments below!

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  1. I think hope is a perfect word for this year and we can all use a lot of it! I'd love to come on your faith journey as well with you. I love you so much and look forward to another year together with our girls! Love you