My guiding theme for 2017 will be Open.
Some years, choosing the theme word for the year involves a lot of thesaurus consulting, debating and mind-changing. But this year it came to me in a flash and I haven't considered anything else. Open is just right: honest, undecided, unobstructed, obvious, objective. I may find myself beginning something new, or exposing something hidden.
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
2016, realise: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/2015/12/realise.html
Last year, I noticed a two year lag in the words and it seems to have held true again. Though my theme for 2016 was "realise," I feel that 2014's "develop" was more appropriate. So I suspect 2017 will be all about "explore" and with our new driver's licenses, Tod & I already have plans to do that.