I did it in 2018 with great success. I did it again in 2019 with average success. And I’m doing it again in 2020. I’ve picked a word of the year. My 2020 word of the year is…


This year I want to focus on environment. And I’ve taken that to mean the physical environment of my house and the actual environment. I already know of a few ways I can improve this but I’d love to hear your suggestions. So far I have switched to more ethical and environmentally friendly versions of a few products.
Ideally, I’d like to switch one thing per month, but specific items I want to switch are:

  • toothbrush
  • straws
  • makeup wipes/removal pads
  • dish brush
  • cotton swabs

There is a soft plastics recycling program called REDCycle. You can drop off your soft plastics at the supermarket. From there they are shredded and remoulded into things like bollards, park benches and decking. Unfortunately, where I do my grocery shopping doesn’t have REDCycle donation bin so I’ve never done it before. But I am going to make an effort to participate in the REDCycle program this year and into the future.

I’m also trying to make more of a conscious choice when it comes to fashion. Not that I consider the clothes that I wear to be fashionable! But I am looking into ethical and sustainable clothing brands. If you know of any brands that I should have a look at let me know below.

But I also have a reading goal.

I want to read all of the books that are currently on my to-read list and not add any more. Do not fret! I have more than one location to save my want to read books, so I will just keep track of them elsewhere. And I am totally ok with attempting to read a book then realising it’s not for me, it has happened a few times in my life. So here is the list of books I want to read in 2020, listed in order of how long they have been on my to-read list.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Profit First: A Simple System To Transform Any Business From A Cash-Eating Monster To A Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller
The 1-Minute Writer: 396 Microprompts to Spark Creativity and Recharge Your Writing by Leigh Madeiros
The Fever Code (The Maze Runner, #0.6) by James Dashner
Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World by Brook McAlary
The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein
The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less by Tonya Dalton
Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight
The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod

I’ve also come across a book list on Goodreads called Sustainable and Conscious Living that fits right in with my 2020 word of the year. So I hope to read a few of those as well. Plus I’m sure some other books might pop up (I love anything by Sophie Kinsella) and make it to the read in 2020 pile.

word of the year 2020

Did you choose a word of the year for 2020? I’d love to hear it and learn what you are doing to achieve your goals.


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