It was around 2008 when I began the tradition of choosing one word as a personal theme for the coming year.
I would use this word to help me make decisions, to meditate, to write about, to reflect, to get creative, and to push me forward when necessary.
Word such as...
FLY helped me make brave decisions.
FAITH reminded me to trust that I would have what I needed when I needed it. (Including new writing ideas.)
FOCUS was my word for 2019. (I'll admit I didn't do too well with that one as I had many irons in the fire this past year.)