This past week, many of my online friends announced their words for 2015. While I had never participated in this annual exercise, I realized (much to my surprise) that I had inadvertently stumbled upon my own word for the year.
Toward the tail end of 2014, I encountered several personal and health challenges. My first responses were negative ones that fortunately did not linger beyond a day or two. I purposely chose to end the woe-is-me talk and steer clear of “whatever” or “It is what it is.”
Instead, my thoughts gravitated toward a different word, an old-fashioned word – ONWARD. The idea of moving forward, despite less-than-desirable circumstances, inspired me to consult other health professionals, tweak habits, and jump-start a prolonged writer’s block.
While many of my issues have been resolved, I have chosen to keep ONWARD as my go-to word for 2015, maybe even longer.
ONWARD ♦ AVANTI ♦ EN AVANT ♦ WEITER ♦ ADELANTE ♦ AVANTE
Have you selected a word for 2015?
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I had to think about it, and when I narrow it down…it’s all about:
So true! Before taking action, we must accept our circumstances and not wish them away. Thanks for dropping by, Saskia 🙂
Joanne a great word and I wish you much success and health in your year ahead.
Thanks Kath! 🙂
I’m sorry to hear that there were some bumps on your path Joanne, but am delighted that you have safely navigated them. I hadn’t really thought about a word to use as a personal mantra for 2015, but I think “CLARITY” would work well. All my best, Tara
Hi Tara, Happy New Year! Love your word…so crisp and clear. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂
Hi Joanne, I like your word and have often murmured or muttered it during difficult times. At the top of my goals for 2015, I put the word persevere. There is a Turkish saying, May your troubled times pass quickly, and I hope your personal and health problems are passing quickly. Eris
Hi Eris, Persevere ~ Another excellent word, especially for writers. Thanks Eris 🙂
I think mine needs to be: patience.
love the post Joanne as always. Here’s to 2015. 🙂
Hi Jo, As writers, we must also cultivate patience. We push to finish our manuscripts and then wait and wait to hear back from agents, editors, and publishers. Best of luck in 2015! Joanne 🙂
I love your word, Joanne, especially because I associate onward with upward in my brain. Onward, my friend!
Hi Christy, Onward and upward…definitely a nice ring to it. Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Great word of the year! I love ONWARD.
Mine is NICE….
Nice, as in beautiful, pretty, wonderful….Nice, as in sarcastic (teen lingo)…Nice, as is a warning to ‘Be Nice’—that goes not only for my 3 teens, but for my 3 cats, adults and preschoolers in my life as well. Nice, as in a cup of hot tea and an entire quite morning to write. Onward and have a nice day:)
Hi Anne, Always nice to hear from you. And I love your take on the word. Hope you have a nice day. 🙂