Happy New Year, 2019! I am so excited to be starting up FREE Monthly wallpapers again! (If you have been following for a while and remember when I did this for every month in 2015, you’re the real deal.) I don’t know what it was, but I just felt a little nudging in my bones that it was time to bring them back!
The January series is inspired by new beginnings. The color pallet reflect sunrise colors (which are my favorite colors, if you couldn’t already tell!) and rays of light, to signify this new chapter the whole world is stepping into together. Two wallpapers feature my 2019 affirmation (in my own hand lettering and in block type). And two other wallpapers feature my word for the year: EXPECTANT.
Being expectant is not the same as having expectations. I’m going into 2019 with no expectations of what will happen. A posture of expectancy is believing that all you have visualized, intended, prayed about, and worked on is in the process of manifesting. But sometimes, believing that is hard and scary. Living life expectantly takes strength and faith and vulnerability.
In 2018, one of the most dream-come-true years of my life, I was basking in only the things I could control (planning trips, working hard, getting a masters, etc). But any aspect of life I couldn’t bring to fruition myself (the future, lofty dreams, how I’m perceived) — I completely blocked out.
Now, it’s completely healthy to not worry about those things, but what I was doing was worse. I lived a double life emotionally. While I was so positive about good things I chose for 2018, I was so unbelieving about things outside of my control. I didn’t trust that the unknown is a part of a story unfolding. I didn’t trust a process was in motion. I kept my nose down at what was in front of me, to create a life I loved, without lifting my gaze to see what blessings She could possibly be trying to give me.
Expectations whisper, “this should happen.” Being expectant breathes out, “I can’t wait to see what comes from this.” And in 2019, I want to live in that optimism and intentional engagement of joy: living my life expectant and believing that what is unseen is manifesting and will break forth at the dreamiest moment.
So here I present, the January series:
Here’s how you slip these babies on…
– go to www.elisabethhuijskens.com on your phone, find this post
– hold your finger down on the wallpaper(s) you want
– select save image
– then go to your photos and set it as your wallpaper!
– while setting it be sure the photo isn’t zoomed in and select “still”
Happy 2019, friends! I am expectant of what’s to come, for all of us!