- To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment.
Hey beautiful people! I can’t believe it’s 2018 – but honestly I’m excited to leave 2017 behind and enter a fresh new year.
As you can tell by the title of this blog post, I have selected my word after much deliberation. I want to learn in 2018. I want to absorb as much information and knowledge as I possibly can, so I can feel confident and sure of myself when I talk about my thoughts and beliefs. I want to be an activist. I want to speak my mind and stay level headed. When I stumbled across my new word I instantly felt connected and I knew that it encompassed everything that I want to be in the new year.
“Flourish” is a special word for me because it has to do with growing and achieving in an environment that is healthy and ideal. I definitely feel as if a switch has been flipped in my brain when it comes to my surroundings and the things I have in my life. 2018 is about clean spaces, taking care of myself and my loved ones, banishing toxicity, and creating emotionally safe environments to thrive in. This year is about rising above. This year is about growing.
As a testament to creating the best environment and surroundings for yourself, I can already say that while focusing on this for the past month I have already been reaping the rewards and benefits. I have nearly tripled my income, reduced my anxiety levels, and lost weight that was clinging on for dear life because of all the stress I was constantly under.
I plan to flourish this year, and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come.
“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. … Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” Goldie Hawn