Even better I liked the noun definition, "a quality of brightness, especially from reflected light." Synonyms included "gleam, glimmer, brightness, radiance, luminescence, incandescence, twinkle, brightness, light."
I liked all those words and it seemed like the perfect transition from a year focused on my own well-being to then focus on turning that light outward and shining. Of course the foundation for all the hopeful shining is built upon self-care and continuing to make my well-being of body, mind and soul my number one priority.
So during the last three months of the year I honed my idea and studied the concept of Shine. I gathered inspiration and in all the decisions I made I tried to see how the concept of Shine could be manifested. If there was a choice that would not help me to shine, I knew it wasn't a good option for me for the coming year.
In the final weeks of December it came to light that I was meant to shine in some very surprising new ways. I'll be sharing those with you in the coming weeks. I have been sharing my theme with family and friends because it has felt right to help them see where I am going and what I am using as a yardstick for my decision-making.
It's charming how The Man has adopted this theme into his vocabulary too and talks about all the ways he's excited to see me shine. I love having his support. And so we're off into the new year with a new theme. It's my Year To Shine.
Do you have a theme word for 2015? I'd love to hear it! Check out my inspiration board, all about SHINE on Pinterest.