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It wasn’t all that long ago that I finally shared my #OneWord365 for 2015.  If you missed that post or aren’t familiar with the One Word concept, you can check out my post about it here or visit their website here.

After remembering to focus on my word – Stability – for the end of the year, I felt so much more grounded.  My house feels more and more like home – if that’s possible – everyday and I truly can’t imagine living anywhere else.  My job is going well – probably better than well if I’m allowed to brag for a bit – and I love the organization I work for.  I’m physically doing better than I’ve done in ages (even if the extra pounds I packed on while completely out of commission last year are starting to get to me).

All in all, I’m feeling pretty good.

But when I decided to choose my word for 2016, I didn’t want it to be anything about standing still.  Truth be told, I’m a little bored.

Isn’t that sad that when life is going great, I get a little bored with it?

It’s time to push myself forward in a way that I haven’t done in a long time.  I’m not good at not having goals.  I’ve always been going to school or looking for a new job or seeking a promotion or (in the case of last year) working to just getting upright again.

As I finished up 2015, I realized it was time to set some new goals for myself and move myself forward. So that’s what my word is all about this year.


I want to use the successes I’ve found in recent years to move myself forward.  Instead of resting and just enjoying the success, I’ll use it to propel myself into the bigger and better thing I feel is just around the corner.

Last year I bought a house?  This year, I’ll complete some of the projects that I dreamed of the first time I stepped foot in the door.

Last year I achieved some big goals at work?  This year I’ll work to refine those goals and work smarter, not harder.

Last year I started literally walking again?  This year I’m very slowly training for a very slow half-marathon.  (There’s more to the story that I’ll share soon but it deserves it’s own blog post… so stay tuned!)

So how about you… if you could choose one word to live and breathe for the year, what would you choose?