I’m getting closer to picking a word of the year for 2015. It’s proving to be a tough choice this time. I have it narrowed down to three words and I love all of them. Here they are (in no particular order):
I often (and yes, sometimes foolishly) follow my heart. I have to do what I believe in my heart to be the right thing. This has been pretty much how I’ve done things pretty much my entire life. When I haven’t followed my heart, it’s usually not been the best outcome.
And of course, I have a cool quote that landed in my inbox late last year. If you don’t have a quote of the day e-mail or app or something, I strongly encourage you to get one. I’m not sure where I found mine but I think it was something I probably signed up for years ago. I can’t find the link for the newsletter but this site sends me a newsletter called Daily Inspiration each day.
Here is the quote I discovered thanks to my daily newsletter containing my first word of the year candidate:
I love the above quote and of course, the word. Yet, it almost seems too easy to pick a word that is already guiding me. Time to move on to the second word of the year candidate:
This word just seems a bit appropriate for my life in 2015. I thought of it when I realized my oldest will be starting high school in August (gulp) and my youngest will be starting his last year of elementary school at the same time. Plus, I really like it as a reminder to read more this year since I rediscovered how much I enjoyed it again last year (Post coming this week with a list of the books I read in 2014). Framing each month as a chapter and setting goals that way appeals to me as well. Yet, I find myself slightly concerned that the word is a bit too narrow.
However, if I broaden things a bit…..I come to my final candidate for word of the year:
Would it just be too strange if I picked a word of the year that contained the actual word? It almost feels a bit like cheating. However, I like the idea of using words as the word to remember to use kind words with everyone.
I also like the idea of using words as a reminder to learn new ones and to use the ones I already know wisely.
Now that I’ve shared my three candidates for word of the year, I could use some help making up my mind. Which of my three words do you like the best?