WOTY – The Big Reveal
Over the past few years I have chosen a WOTY (Word of the Year #oneword365) and I try to stick with it as a theme or focus for the year.
It’s different to setting a new year’s resolution and I don’t find it as restrictive or punishing. I also don’t want to change myself too much these days, and resolutions or starting over seem too much like hard work, I just need to tweak a few things and keep my focus. A WOTY helps me do this.
Once again I thought long and hard and considered lots of other words, but in the end I settled on:
Why the word Jump?
I wanted to choose an ‘action’ word this year and recently I have been drawn to things that have the word jump in them. This includes the song in the M&S Christmas advert, and the fact that I like jumping in puddles, despite being 59 years old.
I tend to take notice of things that jump out at me (see what I did there?) and so followed through with choosing Jump for my word of the year for 2020.
Do you do something similar?
Jump can also be a metaphor for life and what I’d like to achieve this year. I have started a list and so far I have these ideas. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.
- Jumping into a new decade
- Jump for joy
- Jump in puddles
- Jump as movement
- Jump at opportunities
- Jump in feet first
- Jumping fun
- Jump at turning 60
Jumping in puddles
As I wrote in a recent post , this is how I want to go into my last year of being in my 50s (I’ll turn 60 later in the year) – jumping, splashing and having fun whenever I can. It’s not always easy but I know I’ll try my hardest.
I always remember my father telling us kids to take our shoes off when we walked home from school in the rain, mainly so that our school shoes wouldn’t be ruined by jumping in the puddles, but also for the fun of splashing all the way home. It’s something that’s stayed with me and ever since, I can’t walk around a puddle, I have to jump in it.
Jump for Joy
My family know how to jump for joy too 🙂 We’re a jumping family!
You can find my previous words in these featured posts – I always enjoy reading back over them to see what sparked my choices at the time.
2017 – New Horizons
2018 – Focus
2019 – Time
So what’s next?
I’m going to review my WOTY each month – what I’ve managed to complete or maybe new things to add to my list.
I’ll try to be aware of my WOTY and enact it at every opportunity. I’m hoping it will help me focus.
I’m making a Spotify playlist of songs with Jump in them, so far I have quite a few – including Jumpin’ Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones, Jump by Girls Aloud, Jump Around by House of Pain, Jump in my car, an oldie from my youth by the Ted Mulry Gang, ump (for my love) by The Pointer Sisters, Val Halen’s Jump – just to name a few. If you have a Jump song please let me know so I can add it to my playlist.
What about you? Will you jump in and join me?
I’d love to have you join me, either by sharing your WOTY in a comment or by following along with me as we jump our way through the year.
A new day, a new month, a new year and a new decade – it’s all happening! Wishing you all the best for 2020, I can’t wait to see what it brings 🙂
I’m linking up here with Denyse’s first #lifethisweek for 2020
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