My guiding theme for 2016 will be Realise.
Realise is a good one because it can mean so many beautiful and useful things: imagine, understand, make real, profit.
Here are my guiding words and themes for previous years:
2009, no shopping: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/archives/010634.html2010, connect: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/archives/010736.html
2011, relate: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/2010/12/reverb-1.html
2012, engage: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/2011/12/engage.html
2014, develop: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/2013/12/develop-2014.html
2015, explore: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/2014/12/explore-2015.html
After seven years doing this annual project, I'm noticing a trend here. Looking back with hindsight, the guiding words don't match up well with the year I choose them. They are often a couple of years behind: I moved more in 2015 than in 2013; 2013 was a lot of relating with and after the circus; 2012 was definitely a connecting year as I went on a world tour. Maybe my subconscious is slow on the uptake. I don't know but I will continue to choose words and let them percolate or whatever they need to do before turning up in full force.