1.02.2014

My word of the year...

I began doing the word of the year a few New Year's back.   I have always hated resolutions, which for me became the definition of "things I promise myself and then don't do".   But one word?  A word that I can apply to all areas of my life for the year?  That I can do.

I spent two years with the word "balance".  Little did I know that it would take quitting my teaching job to achieve that balance.  The funny thing is that I quit teaching and took up painting.  By putting myself into a vocation that was fueled with creativity and passion I found that balance was something that came easily.  I'm happier, less stressed, and I feel fulfilled.

I begin thinking about my new word around Thanksgiving.  I reflect on last year's word and then start thinking of a goal for the coming year.  By Christmas the new word has usually floated to the top of my list and...



This year's word is "together".  I really want to focus on activities with my husband, kids, and my parents that center around being together.  It's more than just being together though.  Sharing space, but more about working together and really being present.  I would love to do a marriage retreat of some sort, or maybe just some travel with our family.  To me the word together signifies what is at the heart of relationships.

What is your word for 2014?

6 comments:

  1. Great word! Come visit us in Northern VA!

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    1. I would love to! Virginia is beautiful :)

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  2. Love this... Balance is a good one... Over at Happy Soul Project our word is HOPE...

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    1. I love that word! So many areas you can apply that to in a life :) Your daughter is straight up adorable- reminds me of Sara at that age.

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  3. Everyone is coming up with some great words for their one word for the year.
    Maybe if I were to pick one it would be Organize.

    Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright.

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    1. Carla, that is a fabulous word! It spills over into every area of your life :) Happy 2014!

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Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia