My word for 2014: Explore

I’m keen to avoid making resolutions this year, opting instead to choose a word that I hope will guide me through 2014, along with a list of things I’d like to do, rather than promises I probably won’t keep (the list is currently taking shape in my head – and once it’s written down I’m sure I’ll add to it as the year progresses). I’m making no long-term pledges so there’s no pressure – I won’t fail if I don’t get through my list (although it might be rather disappointing if I don’t manage to tick off a single thing), but I’d like my year to revolve around the word EXPLORE.

Travel will play a big part as I seek out new places, and find new ways to experience places I’ve already visited. But I also want to keep this word in mind when I’m at home or at work. To experiment with fresh ideas, try things I haven’t had the chance to before and see where they take me. It’s about keeping an open mind, and I hope that this will lead me to discover new skills, passions and interests that will inspire me and fire up my creativity, so that I’m filled with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.

It’s taken me a few days to come round to the idea of 2014, but just writing this post has awoken a sense of excitement about the good things it promises.

I’m ready.




  1. January 6, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    This is a lovely one… it already sounds great fun! Mine’s “composure” – less fun perhaps, but much needed for me. Lots of love for 2014!

    • Heather Young January 10, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      I like composure. It’s very… well… composed!

  2. January 6, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Great choice of word! Mine for this year is ‘potential’. I do love having a word for the year, such a positive influence. Good luck with your exploration x

    • Heather Young January 10, 2014 / 9:59 pm

      ‘Potential’ is a great word. I love it. It’s fantastically positive.

  3. January 7, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    PERFECT word!! I live by that word!

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