Setting an Intention for 2017

Each year at New Years I  like to look back at the past year to see what I have accomplished and what I have struggled with. I then look forward to the New Year, full of possibilities, and decide what dreams I would like to manifest for myself and my family. Each year I choose a word that encompasses an intention moving forward. Last year, my word was TRUST with the years previous being ACCEPT and INVITE.

I have a lot of lofty goals for 2017.

I want to dance more, sing more, love more, explore more, read more, learn more, and travel more, all the while finding the balance that has been missing in my life this year.

I sit here, typing this in my cozy living room. We are warm and snug. Jack Johnson is playing in the background, I’ve put down the book “Tales From A Female Nomad” by Rita Golden Gelman to write this post. (So far it is good, I recommend it!) Mike is outside, under the stars, adding wood to a bonfire that we will soon be standing around. Fireworks are begging to be lit. I sit here envisioning my word. Arms outstretched standing before the possibilities.

And I choose the word EXPLORE.

It encompasses all my intentions for the year. Explore within myself, my relationships, the world around me. EXPLORE.


Will you be setting an intention for 2017?

An Update: Where we are at now….

This year, we promised the kids we would spend winter at home. They begged us and we obliged. They wanted Christmas with family, they wanted snow, they wanted to be cold! Although I am not particularly enjoying winter, I am enjoying my children’s joy.

Staying home this winter has allowed us to manifest some big travel dreams for the spring. I won’t divulge yet, as the final decision depends on getting a good seat sale (we are watching airfare prices daily and researching like mad!)

Until next time, happy travels!


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  1. Alyson says:

    Very best wishes to you for the New Year! We’re in Romania, temperatures here are set to dip to -23C this week. Same same, the kids asked for it. A cold, Christmas card Christmas in home base, but next year, well, anything is possible! The world is now truly our oyster.

    1. worldschooled says:

      Thanks Alyson! We are such good parents, aren’t we? 🙂 Maybe our paths will cross in Europe this spring, we would love to meet you!

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