STRONG- My Word of the Year


Strong 2015

Oh, how I’m excited to be sharing this post today! After 2 days off of work and school because of the EXTREME cold here in Chicago, I’m ready to get back to it and see my kids! It’s still super cold and we are all buried in snow, but I’m trying to accept the fact that I’ll have to go out there sooner or later!

Last year, I grabbed onto the idea of having a word to focus on for the year. I chose THRIVE. And my, how it made a difference in my life to always have that word in the back of my mind, reminding me of my why and to keep on working hard. I was excited and ready to thrive in the new beginnings I was forming. I was taking life by the horns and running wild with it. I was taking risks that I knew would be for the best in the long run and thriving in every aspect. It worked.

This year, I’m settled into a job I love and a city that I’m learning to love. I’m sticking around for a while and don’t see too many big transitions coming my way. This year I want to grow and continue to do exactly what I am, I just want to do it better.

This year, my word is STRONG.

This whole year will be for strength. For putting down roots (at least for now) and doing everything stronger. Better. More.

I want to cement in and strengthen my skills, my knowledge, and my passions. I want to be strong in heart and soul, in my convictions and my values. I want to strengthen my confidence and love for myself.

It took me a while to settle on strong as my word this year. I had trouble deciding on one word that would encompass and improve everything I want to do this year. Then I realized that strong really does cover it all.

Strong is bold. Brave.

I will be strong in myself. Strong in my work. Strong in my school. Strong in my beliefs about myself. And of course, strong in my health. In all aspects, mental, physical, and emotional.


17 thoughts on “STRONG- My Word of the Year

  1. Heather

    I love this idea of having a word to focus on all year long. And I love both of the words you chose this year and last year! I wish you luck in your goals! Stay warm! I’m from Chicago and know how brutally cold those winters are! 🙂

  2. Aisha

    I love this word! Last year I did a one word new year and it helped because I was only focused on that one word rather than a list of things! This year I did a statement goal 🙂 I will be posting about it next week!

  3. Leslie

    I wish you well with your word! What a great word. It’s a great idea, I can’t pick a word thoigh, it’s so hard! I’ve thought about it and thought about but I’ve got nothing. I hope your having a great day!

  4. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

    AMEN!! This cold has been nuts, and I didn’t get a break – another “Snow” day today – three days of the 4yr old home with Mommy and his 5mo old brother, and Mom trying to work and blog at the same time! EESH! Strong is a great word, especially here in Chicago. 🙂

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