Word of the Year

Usually all my posts are design related...obviously. This is a design business. However, to kick off 2020, I thought I’d shine a little light on my personal life. Every year I pick a “Word of the Year” Something to keep me on track. Something I feel strongly about, Something I need to improve on. Just something that really means enough for me to focus on for 12 months.

Last year, my word was generosity. Be generous Trisha. With all the things: money, time, knowledge, etc. I feel like I did a fine job. I gave even when it pinched just a bit. I tried to be generous to my children, friends, employees, and strangers.


This year, as I was trying to figure out my “word” I took somewhat of a roller coaster ride. When I was telling my husband how I picked it, he said, “Wow, did you have a lot of coffee before you got started?” HA! No, but it was very exciting.


For a few days, I let different words roll around in my head and heart for a bit. The first word to come to life was Margin. I thought to myself, “I’ve got it!! Margin it is!” But then, after a day or so, it didn’t really seem all encompassing enough.


I do need Margin in my days. For friends, family and and the unexpected. However, I felt like that didn’t quite cover what I felt like the Lord was trying to convey.


I always joke about being “way too creative for a spreadsheet”, but maybe that’s what I need after all. Structure. Hmmm, If I had structure, it would allow for more margin.


But that didn’t seem quite right either. I sat at my desk, thinking and meditating on what I needed. The word Steward came to mind. If I was a better steward and had structure, then I would have more margin for things in my life…..


yeah—not quite the right word either

Side note: Aren’t words fun. LOL!!


Anywho, The next word that came to mind was Focus. (Obviously I was needing some focus by this moment.) I was thinking maybe if I focused just right — I would have structure, allow room for Margin and being a good steward…...


More time. That’s what I felt like everything was coming back to: Time.

So- all those words actually revolve around what my word is for 2020!


-TIME-


I want to be a good steward with my time and use it wisely.

I want to plan and structure my time so as to not waste it.

I want to focus my energy so the time I spend doing things can be multiplied.

I want to have margin in my days, so I can enjoy the unexpected things the Lord has in store for me.

I want to spend time on my health and wellness.

I want to spend time with my husband and children.

I want to spend time reading my bible, journaling and in prayer.

I want to spend time with my friends.

I want to spend time growing my business and relationships.

I want to be ready for God’s perfect timing.

I just want to be very intentional with my time.


Because hey, Time is money. Time waits for no one. Lost time is never found again.

And time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future. (Doo doo do-do)


Here are some ideas I’ve come up with to support my word of the year and make it a successful one!


1.) Plan my day 5 mins at the end of the day for the next day.

2.) Keep a list on my phone of things I want to do- instead of mindlessly scrolling social media, watching tv, etc.

3.) Have accountability.

4.) Monitor how I spend my time and set time limits.

5.) Go to bed early and wake up early (Honestly, this is probably going to be the hardest)



I can’t wait to see what the Lord does with me this year! I have some pretty MIGHTY goals on the list this year! Do you have a word of the year? Do you make goals? I’d love to hear your process!

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