The first time I heard of this One Word trend, I actually blew it off. I mean, who in their right mind could ever pick just ONE word for an entire year?! Can’t be done!
Then another year went by and I read posts from friends all over the internet sharing their one word. Some seemed so deep and thoughtful. Others seemed like they were trying just a little too hard. Again, another year of looking (and judging) others.
Last year, I gave in and picked a word. I didn’t share it with a soul. I don’t do so well with accountability. It makes me rebellious. I knew I wouldn’t remember the stupid word anyway.
It was RENEW.
I only thought about it at the beginning of the year, my 3 week vacation this summer, and now.
Those were the times I needed to remember it. I needed a year of renewal. Being a wife, mother, business owner can be exhausting. Every one of us need renewal. However, I was feeling lost. I forgot who I was…what I wanted…what I loved. When you are the “coach” of a family that deals with odds and ends (ADD, Tourettes, OCD), you have to carefully guard your feelings and your heart.
Last year was a great year of renewal. I picked a good word. Now for my One Word for 2015.
TENACITY — the quality of holding fast; persistence
The boundaries have been grounded. Now I need to remind myself throughout the year to show tenacity through hardships and successes. I am a strong woman who has a lot to offer my community and family. I want to give more of myself and grow my heart so much more.
I hope you share what your One Word is, if you chose to participate this year. It’s amazing to reflect on your past and present…then dream and hope on your future.
Happy New Year!