One Word for 2016

I’ve been pondering on my resolutions / goals / hopes / dreams / (whatever you call it) for 2016 for a while now.

Towards the latter half of 2015, I wrestled with the reality of “letting my ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and my ‘no’ be ‘no’” in my own personal life, thinking about the importance of speaking the truth in every possible way on a daily basis.  I am all for making goals, lists, plans of actions, etc.  But there is something sacred about committing to one thing, even a small thing, and carrying out that commitment with grace.

I was reading my friend’s blog today (she writes with such honesty, grace, and beauty…you need to read it for yourself) when I ran across the concept of One Word 365 (or I suppose it’s 366 this year since it’s a leap year!).

It is utterly brilliant.  Instead of having all of these resolutions, you pick one word that sums up your various goals, dreams, and hopes for the year, and you live with that one word in mind every day.

The funny thing is, I had already had one word floating through my thoughts and popping into my head at random times throughout the last couple of months.  I suppose this is best evidenced in my last blog post.

So here it is, 2016… Read more…

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My New Year’s Resolutions…In September.

Did any of you ever run for school class president?  You know when you make the big “vote for me” speech, and you have all these grand ideas and your delivery skills are just on point, and then you do get elected?  And then you’re like, “Wait, now I need to do all those things I talked about.”

If you’ve read my last post on disliking fair rides and following my dreams, then you’ll know why I have felt like the school class president for the past couple of days.  The post brought a surprising amount of blogger-world traffic my way (which when I started this blog, I had no idea such a world existed).  Also, by “a surprising amount” I mean like a few other really cool bloggers started to follow my blog and liked my posts.

But back to the point – what was I supposed to write about next?! Read more…