Friday, January 1, 2016

Word of the Year 2016


And just like that it's a whole new year.

I enjoy the freedom of having a fresh start once that ball drops at midnight but can not abide resolutions; I feel like all they do is set me up for failure! But a word is something I can do. A little meditation on the word I wanted to embrace for 2016 and I have arrived at: 

Intentional

An adjective-

1.
done with intention or on purpose; intended:
an intentional insult.
2.
of or relating to intention or purpose.
Synonyms include designed, planned, deliberate.

I want to be intentional with my time. Family time being the priority; making that extra effort to reconnect at the end of the day with Brian. Getting down-on-the-floor playing with Kinsey and Brielana. Giving less time to trivial things (hello, social media). Making a little Me time and not feeling guilty about it (Moms, can I get an "Amen"?!)

I want to be intentional about the things I say; I have a bad habit of letting words fly when it isn't necessary and holding back when it is appropriate to share. I want my words to encourage and can afford a little extra time to think through things before saying them.

I want to be intentional with the things I teach my daughters. This ranges from educational to the mundane but I want to truly consider the quality of the life lessons I'm sharing with them at this young age. 






I want to be intentional with my days and not feel like I'm coasting through life or waiting for something to happen to me; I make the choices that dictate my life. I am choosing to do so deliberately.


Do you have any goals for 2016? What is your word?

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15 comments:

  1. What a great word! :) I thought about making this my word for 2016... I'm still working on mine, but I think I've got it.. .now just to find time to write the post haha! Happy new year, Whitney! XO

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  2. This is a great word! I totally feel a lot of the same ways you do.

    Becky
    bybmg

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  3. LOVE this!!! Definitely something I could be better at as well. I'm not sure I have a word for 2016... but more of like 10 words. I don't know if that's good or bad? lol

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  4. Such a great word! Dang, I feel like I need to write a new post with all of these great inspiration words!

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  5. So many great words! Everyone's words are making me realize I can work on a lot this year!

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  6. I love your word!
    I chose two. Balance and Simplicity. So far so good!

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  7. Love this! This was along the lines of my idea for last year, which sometimes worked out, and sometimes did not. I probably should've just forgone all resolution type ideas last year since I had no idea how crazy life was gonna get with a toddler and a newborn.

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  8. Such a great word this was really up there on my list too... I think it may have ended up being my runner up.

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  9. If only we could always abide to this rule!!

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  10. Wow! I'm impressed with your word. I definitely want to do intentional things as well and will be working toward that. Now to pick my word. Ha ha! Great choice friend!

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  11. I love this! There are so many good words this year!

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  12. Hey mine is close to yours! We're more than #stomachsisters :)

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  13. Great, great word! Although I chose a different word, I want to be more intentional this year, too!

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  14. Intentional was my word a few years ago, probably one of the most powerful I've chosen. Can't wait to hear how you do this year being more intentional!

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