January’s “Progress” FREE Desktop Download

January's Free iPhone wallpaper with hand-drawn New Year inspiration

Happy 2019, my friends! 

Last year I started something new for January’s desktop download and I decided to letter my personal word of the year, which was Refocus. Declaring a word for my year has really helped me set an intention for many aspects of my life and actions. It’s less intimidating than a huge list of goals and I love looking back to see how that word has shaped the year. So, to continue that for 2019, I present to you my 2019 word: Progress.

Why Progress?

2018 brought with it a slower pace and some clarity that I had been craving. It involved making sacrifices, changing my way of thinking, and taking a hard look at where I should be focusing my time and energy. I feel proud of how far I’ve come, but in many ways I’m still in that space, trying to make room in my life and business for what matters most. Sometimes I feel like I should be farther along and the temptation to beat myself up over unmet expectations becomes strong.

So this year, instead of setting lofty goals and high expectations, I’m focusing on progress. Our best lives are built piece by piece and moment by moment. These tiny steps may seem trivial at the time, but they matter, move us forward, and add up.  For me this year, it’s all about savoring and celebrating the small wins in every aspect of my life and giving myself grace. Progress over perfection. 

January's Free desktop wallpaper with Word of the New Year

Perhaps you need the reminder to slow down and celebrate each win, no matter how small. When you get discouraged (I know I will too) I hope this desktop download helps move your attention to what’s important and brings some encouragement. Enjoy!

Here’s to the best 2019!

January's Free iPhone wallpaper with New Year Mantra

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  • Reply Kacie January 4, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Having the same problem as last month – the email field doesn’t appear when I use Google Chrome or Firefox. It does appear with Internet Explorer, but as I’m typing in my email address, once I get to the @ symbol, the entire field disappears. Even if I copy and paste the @ symbol, same thing happens 🙁

    • Reply Valerie McKeehan January 9, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      Kacie, I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. I’m not sure what the problem is, but I will look into it. Please email info@lilyandval.com and we will be happy to send you the download directly. Very sorry for the trouble!

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  • Reply Grace Tompkins January 9, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I really love the word for this year, It’s the perfect, and I love the design.

  • Reply Luise Kopp January 17, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Simply ADORE this one! Thanks again for the awesomeness 🙂

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