My One Word for 2014 was ZEN. I chose that word simply because 2013 was one very hectic year for me and my family and I simply just wanted to de-stress.
I can’t say I was 100% successful in achieving zen the whole year. However, I did scale back in terms of work when I decided to concentrate on my writing career and drop all my social media and virtual assistant gigs. I did get to write more and although that can sometimes be stressful too, mostly writing is really a mode of release for me. So, that helped me achieve zen last year.
As a whole, despite setbacks last year, I believe I have learned to worry less and keep calm (most of the time!). So, I’m still quite happy with how the year went by in terms of living it according to my One Word.
This year, I chose my One Word based on developments in my life in 2014. I’ve grown so much last year in all aspects of my life and I’m really excited to find out where that growth will take me this year. So, for 2015, my One Word will be…
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines THRIVE as follows:
- to grow vigorously (flourish)
- to gain in wealth or possessions (prosper)
- to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances.
I think it’s the perfect word for me this year because I want to grow further as a partner, a mom and a writer. I feel as if we’ve just been surviving the past few years. It’s time to level it up a little.
I wish for my accomplishments from 2014 to continuously allow me to help provide for my family monetarily. At the same time, I hope it will also allow us to thrive in terms of wonderful life experiences through travel and other bonding and learning activities.
We’re also expecting our family dynamics to change by mid-year when the girls go on to live with their dad and his family. But nevertheless, I hope we’ll still be able to thrive as a family despite new circumstances.
I wish to thrive as a mother especially soon when mothering my girls will mean doing so from afar most of the time. At the same time, I wish this opportunity to focus on my son will help my relationship with him flourish as well.
Of course, I wish to thrive as a partner to my hubby, too. I feel we need to reconnect more as we enter our seventh year together.
I hope to keep thriving as a writer. I’ve learned so much but I know I still have more to learn, more to give and more to write.
I have high hopes for 2015. I’ve worked so hard chasing my dreams last year so I’m claiming 2015 to be the year that I really start to live that dream. It’s going to be my year to flourish! #livingthedream
I leave you now with this really wonderful quote on thriving by Maya Angelou.
What is your One Word for 2015? Do share in the comments.