Day 5 of 100 days of positive self-talk.

Today’s positive self-talk revolves around my 2020 word of the year: Expansion!

Do you pick a word of the year? 

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Who in their right mind can pick just one word? I try each year to pick just one but what a challenge for a creative being like me.

I saw someone else use the word expansion with an adjective before it and I thought, oh yes! I need an adjective too. So I added “graceful” because I want this year to be about ease and grace, not overwork, hustle or push and grind.

Then in my friend Elaina Geltner’s Facebook group The Cosmic Tea Room she was talking about the word “blissful” along with one of her beautiful glyphs, pictured below.

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And I knew right away that blissful was the adjective I wanted to grab onto! 

I also realized that what I wanted wasn’t a word but a theme for the year. Theme feels expansive! Hence my theme for 2020 is Blissful Expansion – arms wide open to give and receive gracefully and generously. 

The Cambridge Dictionary defines expansion as the increase of something in size, number, or importance.


I giggled at that because expansion of my “size” is the opposite of what I want to reach physically this year. If you’ve been following my posts, especially Day 4 where I talk about stretching outside my comfort zone, the focus of this 100 day project is on positive self-talk and improving my relationship with myself which will ideally result in a reduction in my physical size – not an expansion.

Why then is the word expansion resonating with me so deeply. It won’t leave me alone and I am seeing and hearing it everywhere. Here’s my brain dump about all the ways I could think of. I’m sure there are more but this is a good start.

Here are all the things I want to expand in 2020.

The touchy-feely cause I am that kinda girl:

  • My belief in myself.
  • My confidence in my abilities to reach my goals.
  • My self-love and self-compassion.
  • My love and compassion for others.
  • My generosity.
  • My gratitude.
  • And so much more!

The practical things, cause I’m definitely that girl too:

  • My business.
  • My income.
  • My influence.
  • My numbers (followers, subscribers, clients, dollars).
  • My planning and daily organizational habits.
  • My marketing results.

And there’s the creative, because well, yeah, I’m that girl too:

  • My daily creative habit.
  • My  skill.
  • My mastery.
  • My visibility.
  • My classes.

And finally I want to experience an expansion in my daily joy in simply being alive and present in the moment. 

What do you want to experience more of in 2020?