A couple of years ago I started choosing a word for the year. I would normally create a board with the word I have chosen and images that inspires that particular word. In my kitchen I have a chalkboard for quick notes and I write my word in there too so I can see it constantly. The goal, for me, is to have accessible sight to the word I have chosen and things that reminds me “why” I chose that word.

Intentional #wordoftheyear / by Wanda Lopez Designs - blogIntentional…is my word for 2016.

Why intentional? When I was diagnosed with cancer, about twelve years ago, my oldest daughter was 2 years old. I quit my job because I didn’t know how much time I had left and I wanted to spend as much quality time with her as I could. With a full heart I can say I have been blessed. Over a decade has gone by and I am doing good and loving life.

Always with the thought of caring for my “now” two girls I have been trying a couple of things to create an income from home. Thankfully my husband has been an amazing provider and can cover the main expenses in our home. I am very creative and can make just about anything with my hands. From delightful cakes & desserts to sewing.

Intentional #wordoftheyear / by Wanda Lopez Designs - blog

With so many things going on in life distraction can sneak in without much notice. This year I want to be more intentional in my spiritual life, the time I have with my daughters and husband, the time I get to spend with my parents (they live in Puerto Rico and I don’t), the time I spend with friends (make it count), create a working schedule that everyone respects (including me). Intentional on how I spend my time and money, how I choose to walk and how I can use my online presence to inspire and empower other women. Intentional on the designs I create for my business and how functional they are for a daily living, on the go lifestyle.

I want to hear from you, have you chosen a #wordoftheyear? What is it and why did you chose that word for 2016?