Open in 2019

If you could choose one word to describe how you’d like to live your life this year what would it be?

Would it be confident, focused, brave, balanced or something completely different?

It didn’t take me long to figure out mine. In fact, after my last post about Stepping into the Unknown it was obvious.

After the latter part of last year feeling off kilter and constricted, both in a physical and emotional sense, I’m ready to embrace the change and challenges of a new year.

My word, my theme, for this year is OPEN.

This photo above was taken a year ago but it epitomises how I feel today. My hand splint is off and I intend to reach out to whatever lies beyond.

In 2019 I am:

Open to walking through those doors when they appear

Open to new experiences and adventures

Open to saying yes to more opportunities and risks, even when they feel scary

Open to trusting in the powers of the Universe

Open to my heart expanding and allowing love in, especially self love.

Open to trusting my vision and giving myself the freedom to fail

Open to change and the unexpected turns in the road

Open to reaching out and encouraging others through my writing

Open to my dream of creating my own magazine

This photo was taken on New Years Day, opening up my new Gratitude Journal to day one of 2019.

It’s blank here but slowly each page is filling with gratitudes and musings.

Every day we wake up is a chance to begin a new chapter and script our story. We might not be able to control all the outcomes but we can allow space for the wonder and the divine play of life to tease us with opportunities.

What will your word be in 2019?

Choose a word that will challenge you to evolve and push past any self imposed limitations, enabling you to live your best life.

Along with your word and your intentions, I wish you peace, joy and a heart fuelled with passion and purpose.

May the year ahead surprise and delight you amongst your wildest imaginings.

Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.

In love and light as we continue the journey.

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Me today (Sunday 6 Jan) near Marysville, open and ready


147 thoughts on “Open in 2019

  1. Thanks, Miriam. A very inspiring post. After thinking about it, I think my word for this year is TRUST. To trust in myself and my abilities, to trust in those around me who say “you can do this” and to trust that various members of my family will find their way.

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  2. That’s a wonderful way to view the year before you. Open…. When we’re open to those opportunities that WILL reveal themselves, then the year will be good. Great even! I think perhaps we can get so laser-focused on one thing and one thing only in our resolutions for the new year, we miss opportunities that fall right in front of our faces. Being open, then allows us to see all that is before us as it presents itself. Being open….good thing. Great post

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    1. Oh absolutely Glen! I think you’re quite right and it’s why I haven’t made resolutions for a number of years now. Setting goals and being open to opportunities makes it much more likely we’ll achieve them. Hope you have a wonderful year.

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  3. Great word Miriam and really fits with everything on your to-be list. I think everyone needs to try and be more open to ideas, others, opinions etc. Wouldn’t the world be a happier place if they were. Not sure what my word would be, need to have a think about that.

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    1. Hi Jonno, yes you’re right, the world would be a much better place, more accepting and tolerant if we were all open to others. Hope you have a fabulous year, whatever word you choose.

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  4. Nice motivating post Miriam. Thoroughly enjoyed it and my word of the year would be “Adamant”.
    Adamant to try.
    Adamant to achieve.
    Adamant to turn dreams into reality.
    And adamant to lose inhibitions and be unafraid.

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    1. Ooh, such a strong, positive and decisive word. I especially love your last line about losing inhibitions! I wish you all the best in achieving all you desire. Have a wonderful year. 🙂


    1. Yep!!!! I deliberated whether to include that (scary) but it’s been brewing within me. I thought, why not put it out there! We’ll see what happens. Thanks Jo, love that you mentioned it! 😁

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  5. Miriam I love your focus fir this year and I hope that you realise your dream of publishing. You seem to already have all the perfect ingredients maybe just need to ‘open’ing! Good luck
    My word would be focus. I need and want to sick to and complete a few things this year.
    Stay smiling and writing. Your osts inspire always! 🤗

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    1. Thanks so much Heather for your kind words and encouragement. I wish you all the best as you focus on what you really want this year. It’s a great word and one I can really relate to. 🙂


  6. So felt your energy, especially in that photo of you with arms open reaching to the sky..
    A wonderful word… May we be open to all possibilities … If I had to choose a word for this year.. It would be Creativity.. As I create anew my Inner BEing.. :-D..
    Much love and a Happy New Earth Year Miriam. ❤

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    1. Thanks Sue and creativity is a perfect word for you. I see you opening up to a while new world of creativity this year. Enjoy it all my friend and I look forward to following your journey. Much love and hugs back ❤️

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  7. What a beautiful post! I love your openness in embracing nature, your pictures are gorgeous and your words full of inspiration…my words will be peace within and self-care! Here’s to a wonderful, word-filled new year, Miriam!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim and I love the words you’ve chosen. Peace within and self care sounds like perfect ingredients to a beautiful inner world. May 2019 be all you want it to be. Much love to you xx ❤️

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  8. Hi Miriam,
    I feel like I am coming late to this party…just recently read Sue’s post and about her 2 words for this year.
    While I don’t think I’ll write publicly about it, at least not yet, I’m thinking my word would be CHOICE. Absolutely everything we do is a choice…including happiness.
    Thanks for the enlightening article.

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  9. I had a few words in mind when I began reading this post (hopeful, happy, confident, compassionate, etc.) but I have to say I think I’ll steal yours: “open!” That is so good, and it covers just about everything. Also, I hope you do get to start you own magazine! I’d love to read it, and I would definitely subscribe!

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  10. great post Miriam … seems I don’t get them all through my reader so am learning to check 🙂

    Open is a great word, and your own magazine … please don’t keep me in suspense, more please? On line one I’m guessing ….

    My word would be settle, had been a nomad for this life and it’s time to settle … a permanent quiet spot for tiny, my routine, my life 🙂

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    1. Settle is a great word and a great lifestyle Kate, I can understand why you chose it. 🙂 As for the magazine, well, I’ll tell you more once I know more. Let’s just say it’s a work and a dream in progress … ✨

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  11. What a great way to approach the new year, and all the best for you reaching your goals. My word for the year is ‘action’ – I’ve been thinking and planning a few big things, but haven’t had the courage to just do what I have planned. This year it will happen!

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  12. Ooo perfect – ‘open’ – I love it – what a great word to focus on for the year ahead. Mine is ‘inspired’ – Inspired to keep going with old goals and ambitions and inspired to try new things along the route… Happy New Year Miri! xx

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  13. Love that your word is open! Hmm…mine… well, it’s two words: Take Action. DO what I’ve been wanting to, and not wait for the perfect time to come along. Wishing you a year filled with joy! Thanks for this inspiring post to get me thinking 🙂 xoxo

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    1. Glad it got you thinking Jenny. Seems that ‘action’ is a popular theme this year, which I can totally understand. Hope you have a wonderful year full of kicking goals. xx 🙂


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