• Gabby Eckert

2020 Word of The Year


2020 Word of the year written on a notebook

Do you select a word for the year? I love this practice, and I have made it a part of my yearly ritual for the last three years. “Why select a word for the year? How is that beneficial?” you may ask.


From experience, I can say that picking a word for the year has kept me focused and driven. It has helped me to be intentional about the person I want to be and the goals I want to achieve. I believe it can do the same for you.


You may be wondering how you choose a word for the year. I have found that asking myself the following questions helps me to come up with my word for the year:

  • How do I want to be remembered?

  • What kind of person do I want to be?

  • What would I like to achieve in 2020?

  • What virtue do I wish I had more of?

  • How would I like to grow as a person in 2020?


Some word ideas for inspiration include love, joy, give, grow, strength, kindness, wisdom, inspire, and courage.

Engraved Key necklace from The Brave and Beautiful Boutique with the Lularoe Iris and Gwen Blazer

This year, I have chosen the word create. Actually, it kind of chose me. It seemed that almost everywhere I went, I saw this word—on the back of T-shirts, in movies, on advertisements, on billboards, and even in the books I read. This word really resonates with me concerning what I want to achieve in 2020.


In 2020, I want to “create” in the following ways:

  • I want to be purposeful in creating meaningful memories with my husband, family, and friends. I want to make sure I’m fully present with them and taking time to celebrate life with them.

  • I want to focus on creating a welcoming home. This includes finishing a few of my dreaded house projects, which—once finished—will make our home feel even more like our safe haven.

  • I want to be intentional in growing my business by creating systems and building skills that will take my business to where I dream it will be one day.

  • Last, this year I know I am meant to create through writing. Creating in this way is my passion, and writing brings me so much joy. I am by no means an astute author, and I don't kid myself into believing that I am a talented writer. But, you know what, I’m not writing for anyone else. I'm writing for me. I’m going to create for me. I have always journaled—jotting down life events, lessons, prayers, and even original stories. Writing is a part of who I am and how I keep my sanity!


So 2020 will be the year I am more intentional about creating space and time to enjoy my family and friends; tackling those house projects to create a warm, welcoming environment for us to do life; creating momentum in my business for it to grow; and, above all, simply creating in the ways that bring me joy, like writing something every day. Maybe I will share some of my writings in social media posts or blog posts.


Now that I’ve shared my word for the year with you, I want to know: do you have a word for this year, friend? I would love to hear what it is and why you chose it in the comments.



A great way to keep your word with you throughout the year is by wearing it around your neck! You can choose a beautiful engraved necklace with your word from our Brave and Beautiful Boutique. I have my word on one of our vintage key necklaces, and so far it has been a great reminder to me!


Engraved  bar necklace from the Brave and Beautiful Boutique

Wear these unique pieces as your daily reminders of purpose or inspiration. You can find them in our online boutique here!


Engraved Key Bangle Bracelet

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