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2022 Phrase Of The 12 months

I believe it’s a terrific concept to set some intentions, a mindset and/or a unfastened plan to your life when the New 12 months’s bell strikes midnight. Right here’s my 2022 phrase of the yr!

2022 Word Of The Year

2022 Phrase Of The 12 months

Joyful new yr!!!

I’ve been selecting a phrase of the yr since 2016!

Lots has modified over the previous six years. I began over in plenty of methods: a model new relationship and went again to life with a child when Birch was born. The pandemic has felt like going again to start out within the sport of Sorry (or perhaps the longest chute in Chutes + Ladders. Whomp whomp.) Lots has modified throughout these years, and my focus has flowed with that.

Previous phrases of the yr:

What Do I Need This 12 months To Really feel Like?

Once I give you every year’s phrase, I really don’t put plenty of thought into it. I let the phrase come to me. I ask myself “what do I need this yr to FEEL like” and a phrase simply floats to thoughts. Name it a temper, a mindset, or what my coronary heart and soul are craving.

This yr the phrase that retains coming to thoughts is….

2022 Word Of The Year

The 2022 phrase of the yr is contemporary

Final yr smack in the course of the pandemic (with no vaccines accessible but) I used to be majorly craving stability. Therefore the phrase Basis as my selection.

This yr I’m feeling a bit extra like a spring hen. There’s a mild on the finish of this tunnel, and I can see a path to journey, events, and the “good outdated days” with boosters and child vaccines serving to us cease the unfold.

Contemporary alerts a rebirth, a lightness, a newness, and pleasure. A contemporary begin. 

Right here’s the temper board:

2022 Word Of The Year Mood Board

And right here’s how I’m pondering contemporary within the completely different areas of life:

Contemporary Recollections 

Birch is smack in the course of the transition stage from toddler to child. He’s 90% potty skilled, doesn’t essentially want a excessive chair, is nearly prepared for an enormous boy mattress, and is dropping his nap (<– not enthusiastic about that one!). I do know from expertise that each one of those modifications result in extra adventures on the horizon.

From day journeys to household ski days this winter to a doable flight someplace heat, I really feel like our household is able to make some contemporary recollections. Ever since Birch discovered to speak, his relationship with Mazen has actually blossomed. And regardless of their age hole, they really feel nearer in years than ever earlier than. 

Contemporary….Credit score Playing cards!

A part of the explanation journey is on the thoughts is as a result of Thomas and I found journey rewards final yr. I’ve at all times been actually accountable with my bank cards – even to a fault – as a result of I used the identical one for like 20 years that solely received 1% again. That’s it. If something about bank card factors, what a wasted alternative price that was! By means of among the monetary podcasts I take heed to, I discovered about journey rewards playing cards and the way the sport works. (You probably have no concept what I’m speaking about, ChooseFI has a journey rewards 101 course you may take.)

We began with the Chase Sapphire Playing cards. For those who don’t have that card, you want it – it’s one of the best of one of the best. You may get a few free flights only for signing up, however the perks of the cardboard are nice too. Want I’d received it years in the past! Right here’s my referral hyperlink in case you are focused on studying extra. Since we’re each enterprise house owners, we’ve gotten some enterprise playing cards too. Mix that with two cancelled flight credit from March 2020, and we now have plenty of free journey to plan!! Image us someplace heat in a couple of weeks 😉 

Contemporary New Home?

Additionally on the contemporary & new theme is considering our home. Thomas and I debate weekly if we should always keep right here perpetually till the children are grown, if we should always renovate this home, or if we should always construct/renovate one other home. We love a lot about this home (superior location, nice neighbors, the porch + view, the house), however the home as it’s now isn’t what we might select have been we to start out from scratch.

The issue is there isn’t a land left within the metropolis, I don’t need to dwell far out within the nation, and the true property market is sizzling, so shopping for a fixer is pricey. So we simply sit in limbo questioning what to do. There’s additionally the query of the logistics of a reno/construct by way of financing and doubtless having to maneuver till a rental whereas the home we’re renovating is full. 

Since we love our location a lot, we now have a gathering with an architect to see what we might do to this home to essentially make it our personal. A lot of the modifications could be in our foremost residing areas and enhancing “the envelope” with new home windows and insulation (our foremost ground has zero insulation!) We must transfer out for some time although, so this may be main. And we wouldn’t begin till spring 2023 if we determine to maneuver ahead. 

Refreshing Well being 

The analogy that involves thoughts for my well being and self care is that of a tunnel water slide. Popping out of being pregnant and the primary yr is tunnel imaginative and prescient – you simply gas your physique and survive. After which I got here out of that and was plunged into this pandemic that introduced new stressors on us all. I really feel a bit like I’ve misplaced all of my mindfulness and am able to get again to a spot the place I’m placing extra effort into my well being. One of the simplest ways for me to refresh my routine is to encompass myself with inspiration, so I’m going so as to add a health-focused podcast to my listing. What’s your favourite??

Contemporary Posts On KERF

I’ve gotten into a terrific rhythm with work recently. FINALLY! I’m planning forward, working forward, and have my great digital assistant, Hillary, to thank for getting me to this spot. For the longest time I’ve been in limbo concerning the route to go together with KERF. I touched on plenty of these in the 2020 put up, however it took me some time to decide to that plan. Work smarter, not tougher is now 100% embraced. Hillary and I began utilizing Asana, which is an organized particular person’s dream challenge administration software program. Issues are going very well! 

What phrase of the yr will you be specializing in in 2022?


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