I haven't put too much thought into doing a word of the year until I saw a fellow brand designer asking us what ours was on her stories. After much thought, I figured out my word of the year: A B U N D A N C E
Coming from being an introvert before the pandemic, I didn't mind staying in and being alone in my room watching Netflix or endlessly scrolling through TikTok. Being trapped in my own home during quarantine made me realize I can't live like this every day for the rest of my life. I had to do something because my mental health was going downhill. There was much more to life than just sitting around wasting my time.
I've come to terms with that life is too short. With the passing of my 24-year-old cousin in 2020, I had to tell myself that I needed to do the things I've been dreaming about: travel. The thing that was stopping me back then was my business. I wasn't making enough money to go on trips with my friends, which upset me. So I did what any business owner had to do: scale and grow.
It was a long process for me to grow and scale my business. It doesn't happen overnight. Every day, I implemented new tactics, techniques, and everything I learned in masterclasses to be the professional designer I've always dreamed of becoming. A year later, I've seen a significant difference in my business! Early last year, with the vaccine out and fewer COVID cases, I was ready to go out and see the world, but I didn't have any luck. Things are changing for the new year, and I'm prepared to explore the world!
Seeing how much I grew as an entrepreneur and growing my business, I know that I have the potential to do anything in my power. That's why my word of the year is abundance—an abundance of traveling, exploring, energy, health, work, love. I'll be traveling and exploring places I have never thought I was going to go to! I have booked an international trip and going to Vegas for the first time in my life (what has taken me so long?) and other fun trips in 2022!
I saw a travel influencer post on her stories the other day saying that we should travel as much as possible. Money comes and goes. Book that trip you've been dreaming of! My mindset has changed over the years, which I'm so excited to see what this year holds for me. 2022 is the year of new memories, opportunities, and much more. Let's do this!