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Word of the Year Ideas for 2020



Not too long ago, I had lunch with a super savvy young woman. Over a delicious salad made with slices of ripened pear and spicy arugula, I asked my new friend if she had ever heard of a focus-enhancing habit called Word of the Year. Turns out, she was way more than aware of it, and I couldn't wait to hear more.

Word of the Year Ideas for 2020 Since 1990, the American Dialect Society has been gathering once a year to vote on list of words (or phrases) that became commonplace in their usage during the

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#1 of Top 10 2019

#1 of Top 10 2019 – Looked Into the Future

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the tenth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! This is #1 of Top 10 2019! I’ve really poured my heart out in this list of my favorite experiences of the past year, and while I'm a little sad that this is it until next year, I'm also having some other pretty good "feels." Do you journal? Well, the experts say there are lots of benefits in writing stuff down. From better mental health to unlocking right brain creativity, they say it's good for us to journal. Interestingly,

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#2 of Top 10 2019 - He Took Good Care of My Baby

#2 of Top 10 2019 – He Took Good Care of My Baby

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the ninth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! I’ve really immersed my whole self into these posts, and I’m now feeling quite sad that this is #2 of Top 10 2019. That means there’s only one left to go! What an adventurous year it's been here at Texas Over Fifty. I love looking back over all the photos on my phone. There are so many! Some of my favorites are the pictures of first-time experiences, and I be sharing a whole list of those with you

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#4 Top 10 2019 - Got Back to the Basics on Galveston Island

# 4 Top 10 2019 – Got Back to the Basics on Galveston Island

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the seventh installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty. I think I’ll write another post soon – All the Things I Did for the First Time in 2019. There were plenty of those, and lots of other things that were fun the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time, too. If you’ve spent much time at all here at Texas Over Fifty, you know I'm all about being intentionally adventurous. Thinking of ourselves a

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List of Top 10 2019 - #5 Celebrated in the Mountains

#5 of Top 10 2019 – Celebrated in the Mountains

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the sixth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty. We've had a great time being intentionally adventurous around the great state of Texas, seeing lots of new places and faces. But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. It was these experiences that will go down in the annals of time as the true memory-makers of the past

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Top 10 2019 Crushed My Goal

#6 of Top 10 2019 – Crushed My Reading Goal

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the fifth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty, and I've had a great time seeing new things while intentionally adventuring around this great state where we all get to live. But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm enjoying this time of sharing all of

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List of Top 10 2019 - #7 Marveled at an Old Boyfriend

#7 of Top 10 2019 – Marveled at an Old Boyfriend

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the fourth installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! This year at Texas Over Fifty has been action-packed and filled with adventure.  I've loved experiencing the many firsts and fun! But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm so looking forward to sharing all of them with you. Number 10 on the list was a story of what I saw in

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#8 of Top 10 2019 – Relaxed at a Birthday Party

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the third installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My list of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty, with so many firsts and fun! But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm so looking forward to sharing all of them with you. Number 10 on the list was a story of what I saw in myself when starting over at

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#9 of Top 10 2019 – Lost in Love

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the second installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My List of Top 10 2019! It's been an action-packed, adventure-filled year here at Texas Over Fifty, and I could write all day long about the things I've seen around the Lone Star State over the past year. But ...  what you'll find in my list of Top 10 2019 is not so much what I saw as what I saw in someone. These were the true memory-makers of the past 365 days, and I'm so looking forward to sharing all of them with you! So,

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#10 of Top 10 2019 – Started Over Like a Champ

Happy New Year, my friends! Welcome to the first installment of my favorite posts to write this year! My List of Top 10 2019 experiences! Have you noticed how much we all love lists of Top 10? Sometimes we need details. But there's something so clarifying about the short version, the skinny, the lowdown. Put all the info into a boiling pot and then let us know when it's reduced by two-thirds. Right? Well, here's the lowdown on my very adventurous, action-packed year at Texas Over Fifty. Of all the experiences, even the many

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