Connecting Readers and Writers to the Word: Empowered by Creativity

Happy New Year!

This year, I’m focusing on a specific and unique ‘word’ instead of my usual resolutions. Actually, I gave up on resolutions a few years ago. I never kept them! While one’s word for the year can be a verb or a noun, I chose the action word, “empowered.” Little did I know, my word for the year was on my radar when in November 2021, I titled my 2022 marketing calendar, “Empowered by Praise.” Two months later, I took the Day Spring quiz, and based on my responses my 2022 suggested word of the year was “empowered.” This was confirmation enough for me.

According to Merriam-Webster, empowered means possessing knowledge, confidence, or the ability to take control over one’s life. Therefore, I’m choosing to utilize my God-given abilities to accomplish my endeavors and project interests. One such motivation for this month is creativity.

Did you know that January is International Creativity Month? OK, so the month is halfway over, but who says you can’t extend your creativity past this month and beyond. The purpose of International Creativity Month is to inspire people to focus on the power of creativity. The New Year brings about changes and the opportunity to start anew. So what better way to do so, than to get your creative juices flowing?

To learn more about International Creativity Month and its founder Randall Munson, a speaker, entertainer, and a bestselling author, check out his website. You’ll also find some stimulating articles to charge up your innovative ideas and ways to seize your visions.

Additional websites you may want to visit to gain inspiration for your 2022 word: National Today and One Word Three Sixty Five.

Readers and Writers: I challenge you to brainstorm your unique word and to empower your creativity today!

Vanessa Fortenberry

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