2018 in one word (plus a giveaway)


Hello lovely friends,

2018 is going to be a good year... so good that I have several giveaways planned in January! 

But first, can you believe 2017 is coming to a close?

It was a memorable year. Possibly a great year.  Last January I reconnected with my childhood pen-pal.  A second or third cousin who lives in Sweden.  I had been looking for her for over decade, and we met in person last March.  In July, I stepped into a new decade, and... in October I stood on Mount Everest. 

If I described the year in one word... I might say it was a year of ABUNDANCE.

For 2018, I have decided to embrace a one word intention vs creating a list to accomplish.  One word to guide and inspire me. One word to hold me accountable and help me fill my bucket list up again.   

Let's get to it!  

MERAKI is my word for 2018.  Modern Greeks often use it to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

It's pronounced [may-rah-kee] 

  • (n) the soul, creativity, or heart put into something; the essence of yourself that you put into your work.
  • (v) to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.

Watch for a New Year's post next week with details on how meraki will influence my family life, professional development and personal creativity.   For a winter list focused on creativity and embracing the season. 

I ordered intention tokens as a daily reminder, and am excited to announce a giveaway to ring in a New Year.   With one week left in 2017, have you set a word of intention for 2018 yet? If yes, I would love to hear your word.  Leave a comment below.  

With Gratitude, Mari


What: My Intent Classic Bracelet (a $30 value)

My Intent Project is a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive action.

We believe there is purpose inside each of us and we want our efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other. We are not a jewelry company - we are a service project.

The winner will be selected, randomly, on Dec 26.

You can create your own word, or select from a selection of choices.  Good Luck!

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