Lots of people are choosing a Word of the Year.

I am not. It overwhelms me to think of how one word can guide me, but kudos and respect to those who find a word that resonates with them.

What’s the point?

I have other things on my mind. Trying to gather some favorite memories from January feels like a challenge as I want to post each and every moment in time. We had the best month despite some bumps in the road. Those things are to share over coffee or a long phone call together.

Not here.

I am in a good place. I feel like January bounced me back to the place I know. I see my grandkids often, my exercise routine includes sunrise hikes a few days a week, and road-trips in our Turtleback are a blast. I have more time to volunteer, and life is moving along.

January’s memories? I decided a collage of 31 images from the month would point me in the right direction.

And then I realized there were a lot of points to that word debate. I guess January taught me that. There were: viewpoints, waypoints, making points, Yavapai Point, Font’s Point, Weight Watcher points, pointless, pointy, points of interest, starting points, brownie points, pencil points, prickly points, on point, point of no return (so I thought), and points taken.

I looked through the 31 images again, wondering if they were the ones that I want to look back on one day.

And my WOTY came to mind. It is not what you think. I had to take a closer look at the photos to pinpoint my vision, and grab my personal inspiration and guide for 2022.

The word?


Wind Kisses, Donna

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are. – Maya Angelou

Shared with: Bushboy, Touring My Backyard, Marsha-Always Write