The 2018 New Year is upon us and I’m actually looking forward to it. 2017 was fairly uneventful in the grand scheme of things, but it was a good one and I’ve learned a few more lessons and gained a few more insights along the way. That’s all I really ask of a year these days and I leave the rest up to God. Last year was the first year I noticed the trend of picking a word for the New Year rather than making resolutions. The idea is to pick a word that’s on your heart, and then try to live it to the best of your ability through the coming year. Though I have made a few resolutions, I’ve also picked a word for 2018.
I have been carrying around the word “Brave” the last few months of 2017, so I’ve decided that it will be my word for 2018. I’ve been working through a new devotional the last 60 days or so. “100 Days to Brave” was released this past October and it was written by the wonderful Christian author/speaker Annie F. Downs. I’m a fan of Annie’s and was so excited to get my hands on this devotional. I’ll be finishing the book sometime in early February, therefore it will be carrying me into the New Year. I also received a Giving Key bracelet with the word “Brave” on it for Christmas, further cementing the word in my heart. So this year, I will be brave, I will do things that I’ve always been scared to do, and I will take more risks, chances, and opportunities.
I pray that 2018 brings peace and calm, or at the very least a little bit of it, to the world. I pray that I myself have a more successful year, maybe make a few goals happen, and dreams come true, but ultimately, my goal for every year is to just keep plugging away at life and never give up, one of these days things will work out. Right? ;) I pray that all of you have a happy, successful, and healthful year as well. God Bless.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She also acts as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.