Word of the Year 2015I have found it fascinating that some people choose a "word of the year." Most bloggers seem to use their chosen word as an inspiration, and to provide a focus for their lives and their blogging. I have been curious as to how the particular word is decided upon, and the role that it plays.
|So many words!|
My word chose mePersonally, I have never felt a particular need to identify one word - as a writer, I am instead drawn to many words. I started to give this idea a little thought this week though, and the concept sort of invaded my sub-conscious. Without me even going through a process of selection, a word presented itself. I have mulled it around for a bit, and I do like the choice.
This “word” is not a subject I will write about, or photograph, create, or cook. I do not intend to act specifically upon it in any one particular way - - but I hope it will apply to everything in my life in 2015. Unfortunately, there will surely be days when the opposite applies, but I hope an overall graph would show an upward trend.
I don't intend to make a big deal of this particular word. I am not even setting up any measurable goals for it - - well, except for my blog stats (as recommended in my on-line blogging class this week!) and (of course) the numbers on my scale.
Curious yet?The word I have chosen for 2015 is
Good word, right? Perhaps now you understand why, once it entered my mind, I knew it was there to stay.
Improving.Isn't improvement what living life is all about? Trying to make each day better than the last. Learning, loving, fixing, revamping, upgrading, mending, caring, and growing better in every aspect. Doing all of this by making the most of every moment!!
“Improve” (My word - but you are welcome to use it too!)Here are just a few areas in which I'm hopeful my improvements will be made:
- writing and photography
- care of the Earth
- time management
- kindness and empathy
It is possible that this is the only time I will mention having a "word of the year" on this blog. This is not a blogging project for me.
Instead, this word will be my prompt for an increased awareness of an ever-changing life goal. Now that I have identified it and assigned importance to it, the word “improve” will linger in my mind. Like a string around my finger, it will remind me to improve, increment-by-increment, day-by-day.
If you were to choose one special word for this year, what would it be?
Do you have any suggestions for improvements on this blog? (I'd love to hear them!)
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I have linked up this post at the 2015 Word of the Year Link-Up. See posts by other bloggers about words they have chosen - and add one of your own, if you like, right here: