Happy 2019! Wait, What Was My Word?

Welcome to 2019!

Did you pick your word or words?

Have you forgotten about your word and all those good intentions?

(It’s January 6th already, I understand.)

Here are a few tips on how to keep your word alive all year.

1. Post it. Duh. We’ve been over this, but it bears repeating. Post it where you can see it. Got a vision board? Post it on top of the board. Or, you could make a new vision board for the year. Check out our Pinterest board for some ideas on that.

2. Brainstorm what you want this word to look like in your life. There’s a reason it resonated with you, right? We can use the word “restore” as an example. How are you going to translate that word? Do you have goals around that word? Maybe one thing you want to restore is your physical fitness. What do you want the end goal to be? Exercising 4 times a week? Running a 5K? Doing your first triathalon? And maybe you want to “restore” connections with old friends. You can apply your word to lots of areas. Once you figure out the goal or why you are drawn to this word, you can break it down to baby steps over the year. Which leads me to #3…

3. It’s time to map your word over the year 2019. STOP! Here’s where you have to acknowledge that this may, in fact, all blow up in your face. You can make all these awesome plans and then life happens. Unforeseen circumstances can take your year in a direction you never expected or wanted. SO, don’t stress this part. Keep it loose, knowing life is full of surprises. Here goes…

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Your Word for 2019…and Exciting News!

First the exciting news…

The talented Rajani LaRocca‘s debut middle grade novel, MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM, will be available on June 4, 2019. She was able to reveal the cover art for her book this week and it’s awesome! (As you can see.) Rajani subscribes to The Space Between and we just HAD to share. It’s beautiful! You can read about her novel here. You can also check out a great blog post she wrote for #MGBookVillage about being a writer AND a doctor here. Pre-order your copy of MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM at any of the links below!

Congrats, Rajani!

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And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post…

2019: What’s Your Word?

I know we’re all in holiday survival mode right now and the last thing on the radar is 2019, but I thought I’d throw this out there for you to tuck away in the non-holiday recesses of your mind. Also, I need a break from the writing, and then the immediate losing, of holiday to-do lists. So, this topic is the perfect distraction for me.

If you haven’t heard of choosing your word for the year, I’ll give you a brief overview: After much soul searching and evaluation of your current life trajectory, you pick a word that will be like a battle cry as you race into the new year. A battle cry that encourages you and reminds you of your goals. It’s just that simple and just that difficult.

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