Do you choose a word of the year? It's all the rage all over social media. Every year during our January planning sesh, Annie Claire and I choose our own word of the year. It's kind of funny to think about the many things we planned for 2020. Oh how the world had other plans.
But if we learned one thing this year it is how resilient, smart and hard working our team is. Without them we wouldn't have been able to juggle virtual school, no childcare and an online store all at the same time.
We are only as strong as our team. So this year, we asked them to be a part of the fun. We asked each SoSis team member what their word of the year is. After a bit of thinking on it, here's what they inspired us with:
"I would like to do a lot of internal growth to better myself physically and mentally for this upcoming year."
- Hannah Juneau
I know the saying “New Year, New Me” is such a cliche, but I genuinely want to strive to change and become a better me. I want to be more intentional rather than accidental. I want to change and practice not feeling guilty, let go of perfection, focus on my well-being, and stay on top of school****. So, I will be saying “New Year, New Me” intentionally.
- Emily Nash
I’ve always been bad at focusing on one thing at a time. This year I’d like to focus on things that matter most - family, friends and work. I will work to focus on the task at hand and not over think it or make it complicated. I tend to lack being present with family and friends at times because my focus takes place elsewhere. I’d like to be more attentive and FOCUSED. I need to FOCUS on the things that matter; one thing at a time.
- Bailey Vidrine
I always set so many personal goals for myself and I aspire to achieve all of them. I never want to be deterred or discouraged from accomplishing my GOALS despite the circumstances. I am proud to say that I did not allow the unfortunate events in 2020 to compromise my work ethic and self-motivation. With that being said, I’m coming for my GOALS all 2021!
- A'Naya Bloomer
First, I want to trust in God with all my heart, even when things are out of my control. I want to consciously set aside my own plans and expectations, surrendering to his plans. I know this is hard because it is human to want things to go exactly as we want it to, but if 2020 taught me anything, it is that nothing is in your control. So, for 2021, I want to TRUST.
By trusting in God, I can work on building relationships personally and professionally.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
- Annie Claire L. Bass
I want to build good routines (family, work, health), build my team, build my schedule, build my faith and build my mental strength. In 2021, I want to build on my closest relationships because, Lord willing, I hope to hug more of my people this year.
- Chelsey L. Blankenship
And there you have it. The smartest, most positive, best team there is sharing a word that is on their heart as we all turn the page of 2020. Here we GO 2021!