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My Word for 2019

BlogAmanda Walter | Maple AlpsComment

If you have been following along for a while, you know that 2019 will mark year four of Maple Alps! I can hardly believe that my little corner of the internet has been here this long and I could have never imagined how it has grown and developed. There are a lot of crazy things planned for the next year, and I’ve been working hard to get some awesome content to you.

Last year, my word was liberation. Liberation from me and the limitations I place on myself, mostly. I found that as I freed myself from wanting perfection in everything and just going for things, doors opened up that led to me choosing a word for 2019. Are you ready to find out what I chose?

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Bold

bold

1) (of a person, action, or idea) showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous.

2) (of a colour, design, or shape) having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance.

Just based on how my year is shaping up, I see a year of adventure ahead of me. I mean, my life has honestly always been pretty adventurous, but I see an especially interesting year ahead - not that I can see the future or anything. This will be a year that will challenge me, push me out of my comfort zone even further, and just be crazy - in a good way. I want to embrace all of the adventure and be bold. Mostly, I want to be bold for Christ.

The last 12 months, liberation from myself has led me to want to be more bold and brave. I’ll get on the crazy flights and go on the strange adventures. I’ll grow boldly in my faith and share it with others. I will be bold and stand for what truly matters and not be silent when I should not be.

I’m ready to embrace it all and see what God has in store for me this next year!

Oh! And just as a fun fact: last January as well as this one, my word of the year has been formed while in transit in an airplane.

 

Did you choose a word for 2019? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!


 
 

My Word for 2018

BlogAmanda Walter | Maple Alps6 Comments

If you happen to follow along on Instagram, then you likely remember me posting my word for 2018. I wasn’t planning on sharing it on the blog, but the more I thought about it, the better an idea it seems. Now, blogging is pretty vulnerable. You are basically putting your thoughts, opinions, and ways of life out there for anyone and everyone to read and the world is a scary place! But this also relates to my word this year. Ready? 

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Liberation.  

lib·er·a·tion

1) the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.

2) freedom from limits on thought or behavior.

I know it is sort of a strange word, but do hear me out.

I'm the person who always lets self-consciousness and perfectionism hold me back from doing things. Thing is, I'm also the person who learns well and quickly from mistakes.  So, this year, I'm not holding back. I'll write the horrible blog posts. I'll take the mediocre photos. I'll speak my terrible German. I'll take chances at work. I'll put myself out there. I'll say no. I'll say yes. But I will do it all free from my own selfish inhibitions. I'm tired of not doing things because "it won't be good enough."

Now this is not to say that I will do everything and anything. I still will be intentional in everything I do (and actually, I plan on taking on fewer responsibilities so I can focus on doing them well). But this year, I will be intentional about choosing to do things that will develop my character for good.

2018 is my year. I can feel it. 

 

Do you have a word for 2018?