Word Of The Year – 2022 edition! #WOTY

So, we are here.

2022!

Goodness knows what it will bring, but, firstly, let me wish you the happiest of New Year!

2022
That is probably the face I’d pull if I had to dance, right now.. so unfit! LOL!

And, as you are aware, I have chosen a word to accompany that year over the last few years.

  • 2019 – it was SELF. And I am happy to say I have been pretty good at keeping that self care up, since them, too!
  • 2020 – BELIEVE. Well, lets all agree that 2020 was a kinda unbelievable year, allin all, with the paandemic, and BLM… However, I did believe. And my beliefs meant that 2020 was the year I finally became a published author!
  • 2021 – I chose the word HOPE. I think we all needed hope to pull us through what I found to be a tougher year than 2020, in many ways. I travelled through it, exhausted and worried abaout everyone and everything around me. But, I did keep that hope alive, within.

This time last year, I wrote this:

Inside, I have that hope that things will get better.

hope that I have the time and energy to keep writing.

hope to finish that first draft and have my novella ready for a reader magnet. (Well, I need that, not hope to do it, so I can send it to newsletter subscribers!)

Another hope is that I can cope with the responsibilities of this new job role and that I make it to the end of the academic year successfully, especially considering I am stepping back into it in a couple of days with another set of enforced home learning for a while… not sure how long for, either!

Oh, and I hope to work out a healthy, happy balance with exercise and food!

And, I hope we finally find our forever home, and by this time next year, I’ll be typing my post in a totally different place!

I think I was right to choose Hope because there was so much uncertainty around what we were experiencing.

I mean, I got through the year, thank goodness! Things kinda got better with the virus, but they went down again…

I am now in my second academic year in Middle Leadership in school. Was it what I envisaged my teaching career to be? No… however, I am coping, and sometimes, enjoying it!

But, I didn’t do great with my writing. (Though, as I may have hinted at, things are on the up with regards to that, too!)

I lost lots of weight… then put it back on again!

And my hope of a forever home? Well, that became a reality!

So, what is my word for this year?

Yup, it’s Create.

One thing I am, if nothing else, is creative, but things have been drowning my creativity recently. Now, I have a huge reason to bring that creativity to the forefront of my life.

  • Create harmony in my household (with two teens, that will be a challenge!)
  • Create new dishes in my kitchen ( I just want to get cooking again!)
  • Create new traditions in our new house (New house, new traditions!)
  • Create new adventures for others to read (That’s the biggie!)

And I will keep the words from previous years going, too, because they have helped shape me over the last few years.

Do you choose a WOTY?

58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tim Gatewood
    Jan 10, 2022 @ 07:33:52

    Ritu, Thank you for sharing this view of your life. It’s very moving & authentic. I’m hoping to be more creative this year, too. Congratulations on getting moved into your own home.

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  2. Afriant Ishaq
    Jan 06, 2022 @ 15:40:28

    Happy new year to you too. I’m really inspired and looks like I should give it a try too.

    Self, believe, hope and create.

    Hopefully this year you can actually make it happen. Create!

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  3. manifestingmaven0427
    Jan 03, 2022 @ 03:06:12

    I have 2 words for 2022: manifestation and intentionality

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  4. Darlene
    Jan 02, 2022 @ 19:44:34

    Create is a great word! I haven´t picked mine yet, but working on it.

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  5. Marsha
    Jan 02, 2022 @ 01:36:54

    Hi Ritu, What a lovely post. I love the word create and the way you used it. I’m posting about my word on my Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays on Jan 26. Maybe I should move that up. What do you think? I didn’t know WOTY was a “thing.” It sounds like it’s been going on for a while. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 21:53:02

    Wonderful goals, Sis! Till now, you managed it all in a very honorable way. Respect! I am sure you will win the challenge, to tame the lions in the household. 😉 Best wishes! Michael

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 21:50:18

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  9. cindy knoke
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 19:59:03

    Wonderful! Happy & Healthy 2022 Ritu!

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  10. Revenge of Eve
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 19:47:50

    Mine is “be”. Challenging myself with acceptance in 2022. I too enjoy creating. I hope to make and sell a few journals this year. Happy New Year!

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  11. Doug Thomas
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 19:04:33

    Best wishes for 2022, Ritu!

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  12. syl65
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 19:02:36

    Have an awesome and creative year, Sister 💜💜💜

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  13. Erika
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 16:49:54

    Isn’t it always amazing when we look at our one year younger self and see what changed, what all developed? Reading your lines that led to your word of the year 2022, I realize that it has been my mantra since I realized we are constant creators of our own reality and happiness.
    Wonderful encouraging words, sis! Have a very happy year 2022 💖

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  14. Jennie
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 15:52:02

    My word, exactlly! It’s perfect for 2022!!

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  15. Keith
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 13:32:11

    Ritu, I like that harmony goal. Best wishes on approaching it and not the opposite. This too will pass. Take care, Keith

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  16. shannonrobeck
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 13:06:26

    Hey Ritu 🙂 Reading your post inspired me to think more about my own WOTY and so, I created this post here where I talk about it: https://shannonrobeck.wordpress.com/2022/01/01/theme-words-for-the-new-year/

    I hope that you’ll give it a read and a comment, as you inspired me to write it. 🙂

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  18. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 11:58:41

    Go for it, SIs! Perhaps I will choose YES! as in Yes my life is always working for me! Yes, everything is coming together! woo hoo!!!

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  19. Books & Bonsai
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 10:07:17

    Create covers a lot of ground, Ritu… plenty of scope for everyone!

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  20. CJ
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 09:57:09

    You achieved a lot last year, it was pretty amazing. I somehow let the whole year go by without making any progress on my fiction, although my freelance writing business went well – it just took up most of my time. This year I am focusing on the word ‘progress’. I really want to publish a book this year. We shall see. But that is my word of the year and that is my goal. Let’s do it!

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  21. KL Caley
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 09:32:00

    Lovely. Hmm… I’m not sure what mine would be something along the line of organised. I find it very soothing to feel organised and I am trying to make the most of this skillet to free up more time for writing, family activities etc. ❤

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  22. willowdot21
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 09:10:28

    You have picked a hard but beautiful word Sis, I know you will pull it off. 💜💜💜

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  23. shannonrobeck
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 09:02:17

    Thank you so much for sharing this! 🙂 My word for 2022 is ‘Growth’.

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  24. scr4pl80
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 06:25:55

    Great Word! I have used believe and create in years past as well. Mine for this year is abundance. Looking forward to an abundance of joy and blessings for us all.

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  25. beth
    Jan 01, 2022 @ 05:38:40

    my word for this year is love –

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