January 4, 2016

2016: One Word

I love New Year's Day as much as I love a good sunrise, a new notebook or a brand new pair of socks. I love everything about fresh starts and new beginnings. I drank a nice big glass of wine one night last week and did a little reflection.

I love to set a resolution, but one that I actually follow through with. It's no surprise that the majority of people don't succeed in following resolutions. You have to pick something that is realistic and that you want to accomplish.

I like to think about the things that made me happy in the past year and figure out how I can do more of that. I'll share my 2015 resolution soon and why I loved that so much, but for today, I'm sharing with you my 2016 word. Isn't that what everyone is doing these days? I kind of love it because it's simple and easy.


I want to be more engaged in the things I'm doing. What does that mean?

+ Less multitasking and more focus

+ More unplugged time because my phone and computer take me out of the moment

+ Better conversation and listening with friends and family

+ Embracing and diving into new things and really taking the time needed to get things right

+ Finishing things that I set and focusing on goals that I set for myself

+ Use the things I have - the food I buy, the clothes in my closet, the skates in our car

+ Engage with all of you awesome people that read this blog

So that's the plan for 2016 and so far, it's been wonderful. We kicked off the first few days of the new year in the woods and mountains, so unplugging was simple. Plus, I've made it through the first Monday of the year and I've successfully gotten 1/25th of the way through the T25 Alpha program.

Big things happening here, people. And lots of love and best wishes for all of you for the new year.

Tell me - do you pick a word or a resolution? Share it with me and I'll help cheer you on.


  1. Love your word for the year! I made a goal that I want to unplug more, less screen time and more time just enjoy those around me. Happy New Year!

  2. This is such a good one-I definitely need to work on being more focused this year!

  3. That's such a good choice. I went with growth (financial, personal, blog, etc.) Your post reminds me that I need to work on unplugging, though. Have a happy 2016!

  4. Engage and focus are great words! I've been easing towards less screen time and really enjoy it. Good luck with your mission!

  5. I love this! What an excellent word choice! I took one of those FB quizzes and it said my word for 2016 was Joy, and that really stuck with me because I want more of that!

  6. Such a great word! I chose one for the year too, and mine is Freedom. I can't wait to see how our words shape our years! :)

  7. I love it!! engage is such a great word to live by, esp in this day and age where social media and electronics tend to keep everyone occupied.


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