Hello 2018! #my3words

new year wishes

Last I knew, school was just letting out for the summer. Then I blinked, and here we are – welcoming in 2018.

I already have a list of goals for the New Year –  books to finish and publish, which books will be on sale each month, which Vintage Daze Short Stories I want to complete, when I want to travel to see grandkids and parents, and more. I’m ready for this new year!

As I sat scrolling through my emails, I read an email about a lady that switched from choosing one word to focus on in the new year – to three words, as recommended by Chris Brogan.

What a great idea! For several years I’ve read of people choosing one word. But with my Gemini spirit trying to travel in a multitude of directions, choosing just one never seemed to quite fit what my goals were for the year. If many different writing and career goals weren’t enough, when you add in the additional layers of mind-body-spirit that I’d like to improve, I never found one word to do the whole job.

I like the three word idea. The three words I’m choosing on for 2018 are ‘Authentic‘, ‘Action‘, and ‘Joyful.’ These three words will encompass my goals for the year, both in business and in my personal life.

Now to scatter them throughout my environment – on vision boards, wall papers, post it notes, maybe stapled to my forehead…

Have you ever chosen a ‘Word for the Year’? Or three? How has it worked for you? Was it helpful? Do you have any words you’re using for this new, upcoming year? I’m an inquiring mind…I’d like to know. Share your thoughts.

And have a grand, joyful, and blessed 2018!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rhonda Strong Gilmour
    Jan 03, 2018 @ 17:48:23

    Hi, Trisha Faye! (Is Faye your last name, or do you have a double first name? Pretty, in any case.) I like your approach–three words are plenty to tackle and give you room to expand your spirit throughout the new year. I have a self-made poster on my wall, the result of some inspiration reading I did last year, though I can’t for the life of me remember the source. I think it was a book on living an authentic life. Anyway, it says: Gratitude + Simplicity + Order + Harmony + Beauty + Joy = Authenticity.
    Wishing you all of those in 2018!


    • trishafaye
      Jan 03, 2018 @ 22:57:28

      Hi Rhonda. Trisha Faye is my pen name. In ‘real life’ my name was Patricia Faith Cline, so my mom called me Trisha Faye a lot, for short. So when I wanted a pen name for my writing, I chose Trisha Faye.
      I LOVE the poster you made for your wall! Great words, attitudes and principles to live by! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!


  2. Debbie Harris
    Jan 05, 2018 @ 05:07:15

    Hi Trisha, great words for the year ahead. I’ve chosen Focus (along with some other F words) for this year. I’m aiming to try to stay focussed this year, not sure how I’ll go though 🙂


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