At one point early on this year, I thought about stopping it all. Quitting this self employed lark and just having a hobby where I could make what I pleased when I pleased without the pressure of needing to earn money from it.

But then I realised I couldn’t do that.

I physically mentally soulfully cannot stop creating, and you know what, I don’t want to. I want to make art and take photos and I want to be self employed. Period.

Back in December 16 I chose my word for the coming year and that was Brave.

I never knew having a word for the year could be so powerful. Because of this word I’ve been strong enough to move on from hurt. I’ve been strong enough to face up to my faults. I’ve allowed myself to be more vulnerable and accept that that’s ok. I’ve said No if I knew it was something that i couldn’t or didn’t want to do but I’ve said yes to things even though they’ve scared me shitless!

This word has brought me far this year and I hope so much it continues because I’m not there yet but I’m closer because of it.

It may seem daft to some but to me it makes so much sense. I’m all for learning and improving. I’ve figured out why I am the way I am and these words can only help me improve on the things I need to improve on. Like my bravery. My bravery to take the photos I want to take. Create the art I want to make and put it out there in my little world on Instagram and discover that actually, other people get it too. I’m so grateful to the community of amazing like minded people who are dotted all around the world but totally get what I do. Some I’ve known for years, some I’ll never meet and some I really hope I do. It seems the coming year is destined to bring some of us closer together and I cannot wait to hug these folk and talk for hours with tea, or gin, or both!

This brings me quite nicely to my word for 2018. It took a bit of thought but the word that stuck with me most was TRUST.

I need to start trusting in myself. Trusting in my abilities. Trusting I can play big if I want to. Trusting I am enough.

If this has such as a powerful effect on me as Brave did then I really hope I’m sitting here in December 2018 writing a blog post called

“I only went and f*~king did it”

I trust in the next 12 months!

I’m curious to know, what’s your word for the coming year? Is this something you’ve found successful like myself or is this a new concept to you? Let me know in the comments below or email me.

I’d love to discuss this further if you’re up for it, over a virtual cuppa as always.

Love and new year wishes to you.


14 thoughts on “Trust”

  1. What a lovely blog Victoria, very inspirational for the New Year. I have never done this before but I think my word for the year will be ‘Discover’. I can’t wair for a year of new experiences, new relationships and new outlooks. Thank you for sharing. Emma

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  2. Very inspiring and spoken with a truthful passion. I like this a lot and think my word for 2018 should be ‘TRUST’ or maybe I should chose a few words?! We’ll see how my first go at Bullet Journal goes in the new year and then I might add my chosen words to it!

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    1. Sometimes I think if we focus on too much then we’re destined to put pressure on ourselves where one word, kept close throughout the year is a constant reminder of what we can achieve if we just trust, or are brave or whatever your word is. Happy New Year 😘


      1. You’re so very right…I will make ‘TRUST’ my word for 2018, as it’s something I very much need in my life and shouldn’t over complicate it by having several words spinning around! Happy New Year to you too ☺️💕💕💕

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  3. Hi Victoria 🙂 really loved your post and the idea of having a word-anchor for 12 months. Sometimes we need just that.. a reminder of what we want/need. I find myself in a similar quest.. I think my word this year should also be trust. Trust I made the right decisions and trust in my ability to follow them.. 🙂 thank you so much for the inspiration!
    xxx Joana

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  4. Lovely blog post. My word for 2017 was CHANGE and it definitely did have an impact – it was like a reassurance every time I wobbled or had a big decision to make. After years of thinking about it I moved my family from a tiny east London flat to a house in Kent closer to woods and sea. I also gave up alcohol…perhaps one of the most life changing decisions I’ve ever made. The word sat close to me through all of this and without it I’m not sure I could have done either. Next years will be FOCUS I think. It’s a fantastic tool and so I hope I’ll gain some much needed clarity next year.

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    1. That’s such a lovely thing to hear. I’m so pleased you had the courage to change your life in the direction you choose. It’s quite amazing how one word can have such an effect on your life isn’t it! Good luck for your plans this coming year xxx


  5. Thank you for sharing this idea it’s so empowering. It’s almost like having a guardian angel on your shoulder and a little reminder to help stay focused. As mentioned on insta my word is ‘Belief’
    Instinct is such a strong part of creativity and I will allow this to flow.

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