I usually start thinking of my one little word for the new year before the old year even ends. I’ve been inspired to choose a word each year since 2008 thanks to Ali Edwards. It’s something that my husband and kids also do and it has become very meaningful for our family. Here are my past words:
- 2008 – Create
- 2009 – Learn
- 2010 – Do
- 2011 – Healthy
- 2012 – Nourish
- 2013 – Refresh & Renew (a phrase instead of a word)
In case you were wondering, my 2013 phrase is the one I’ve been the most successful with. I really rocked it! I’m hoping this year’s word will be just as motivating. I’m excited about this word and I especially love how it applies to what I’m hoping to accomplish with my kids. Forward has multiple meanings for me and it is definitely the direction I want to be heading.
To get myself mentally ready for this new direction, I’ve been pinning some images and quotes. I wanted to share them here with all of you. Each one is linked to the pin on Pinterest if you want to find the source. Here’s my Pinterest profile if you would like to follow any or all of my boards.
I definitely don’t have it all figured out
The journey is not always easy, but do whatever you can to keep going forward.
It takes faith (which comes in many forms). It also helps if you keep the end goal in sight.
I’m ready to move forward. How about you? Do you have a guiding word for 2014? If you need some ideas, check out Ali’s blog and search for entries about One Little Word.
P.S. the font on my title image is Ever After available as a free download from dafont.com. The image is from an iPhone wallpaper app.