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My not so new phrase of the year

by | Balance for Educators

I choose a word/phrase every year to set my intentions for the year ahead… instead of making resolutions.

I wanted to share with you all what I decided, as this year I’m actually not changing my phrase of the year.

When I choose my word or phrase, I allow it to come to me and allow myself to make my own rules around it. Because these are MY intentions, and I’ll be the one living them. So, I don’t keep rigid expectations around it.

I invite you to do the same thing!

Instead of changing my phrase of the year this year, I’ve decided to keep it the same as what I had in last year because I feel like my phrase of 2023 – LIVE OUT LOUD! – isn’t quite done yet.

It still feels like there’s more I want to do with that phrase, and I want to keep working with it in a focused, intentional way.

As I reflected on the intentions that I set and the goals that I make for myself, I decided I’m not giving myself any grief over not changing it up or not having something new.

Did you have a word or phrase of the year in 2023? Do you feel like it’s complete? If not, I invite you to keep leaning into it!

In an upcoming blog, I’ll share a bit more about the process that I go through at the start of the new year for creating my intention and choosing my phrase of the year. I’ll also share some other things that go along with choosing my word or phrase, what that means for me, and how I plan to use those things.

If you chose a word or phrase of the year for 2024 or have intentions you’ve set for either in or out of the classroom… I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and let me know how the new year is kicking off for you!

Amy Necci

Amy Necci

Balanced Life Mentor for Educators

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her)!
•PA Teacher 20+ years•

I consider myself a teacher and student every single day. I empower educators with self-support tools so they can live their BEST life!

As a teacher myself, I’m especially passionate about serving educators and feel strongly that learning self-support strategies can benefit anyone at any stage of life. In mentoring educators, my goal is to cultivate a space of acceptance and comfort, offering the people I support permission to be themselves, trust themselves, and grow at their own pace.