Focus on Purpose in 2022
2021 focused on beauty: finding beauty in every day, feeling beautiful, being in awe of art and nature or human connection.
Beauty is so important and I will come to bat for it until the day I die. A golden hour shadow or a nice wall/window combination makes my heart feel so much...and for me, feeling emotions = feeling like an alive human.
But lately I've been thinking there has to be an "and" here. Because finding beauty alone won't make me feel like I had a great day at work, showed up in my relationships, and looked after myself.
The thing is: if I just spent a year looking for beauty in the everyday, I can also look for purpose in the everyday.
So for 2022:
I am experimenting with focusing on different actions that connect me to purpose.
Speaking up with my ideas at work even though I'm scared of sounding stupid
Making my husband laugh when we both could use it
Skipping makeup to be kind to my skin even if it means I don't feel great
Showing up for family facetimes and texting my friends often
It's not every one of these every day, or achievements that may or may not come every day. I will sound stupid at work sometimes! But if I speak my mind with thoughts only I can contribute because I am a unique human, I will still feel like I lived with purpose that day.
Put a different way:
I just spent a year wildly defining what makes me feel like me, what I'm drawn to, what I like or don't like in clothes / design / art / relationships / iced coffee / weather / music / modes of transportation.
How can she bring herself to each random Tuesday in a way that honors her?