My Word for 2023…

Last year, a week into the New Year, I chose a word to help guide me through my intentions for 2022. That word was DISCOVER (see Blog: 

2022 ended up taking several unexpected tolls and some very overwhelming wrong turns for me; and my family. It went in a direction no one ever saw coming and much of what I ended up “discovering” last year was that, in fact, things can actually get worse!  But through it all I was still able to “DISCOVER” lots of new and very important things about myself in the process which I will hold on to as I try to navigate my way through the coming year. 

2022 caused me so much pain and unbearable trauma, both of which seem to have already spilled over into the start of 2023. I’m barely functioning right now and we’re only a week in. I’m pretty sure I have shed more tears in the past week alone than I did in the previous six months. 

Over the course of the past week I began asking myself what I need to focus on most in my life. The answer was simple. I need to focus on healing and learning to love myself, on giving myself permission to fail and on being gentler and kinder on myself. So I think a perfect place for me to start is by choosing a word for 2023 that embodies my whole being; physically, mentally, emotionally and personally; the word MEND came to mind.

According to both the Oxford and Merriam Dictionaries, the word MEND (a verb) is defined as;

Repairing something that is broken or damaged 

To restore to health, heal 

Improve an unpleasant situation 

To become improved

To put into working order again

I don’t have a crystal ball but I really wish I did. I don’t know what the year ahead has in store for me either but it’s crucial, now more than ever that I begin to MEND the most important relationship I will ever have in my life: ME; and all its moving parts; physical, mental, emotional and personal. 

Have you chosen your word for 2023 yet?? Feel free to share it so we can help inspire one another. 

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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