Yay – Merriam Webster defines yay as – “used to express joy or excitement.”

I love the New Year. I love the feeling of a fresh start, clean palate and the excitement of what’s ahead of me. 

I do a lot of work at the end of each year, a lot of introspection, letting go of things I’m holding on to that aren’t serving me, and creating space for new things to come in to my life. I do Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Work  and I come up with my Core Desired Feelings – how do I want to feel … and then I create goals around achieving those feelings. It’s great work if you’ve never done it, I highly recommend her books and  following her on Social Media. 
I also come up with a word for the year. It’s usually an umbrella around my Core Desired Feelings, or maybe it’s an inspirational word. 

Last year my word was  – Yay! 

I found myself in a place where I just wanted to have one moment of every day, where I felt like … “Yay, this is great” or “Yay, they have fresh peas at the farmers market” or “Yay, my husband made the bed!” You get the picture. They didn’t have to be epic yays, just a moment where I was taking a moment and acknowledging something that was good, fun or lifted me in some way. 

Last year kind of sucked to be quite honest, and I struggled with yay. So I thought I’d give it another go and my word for this year, again, is Yay! I wasn’t planning on it, but I’ve also noticed that after my yay – I’ve been saying thank you. I’ve also after a long, hard or stressful day, been stopping to think … what was my yay today? I’m always able to find one, even if the day was a total shit show. 

It’s been awhile since I made a blog post for many reasons and it feels really good to share my words.

Big Yay! And Thank You! 

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