Posted on January 1, 2015

My Word for 2015

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A year ago I came across a post over on Dorky Mum about how she’d been introduced to the ‘Unravelling the Year Ahead’ workbook by Susannah Conway and knew that this year I’d be giving it a go myself. I bookmarked it and remembered it all these months later, which is somewhat surprising considering my memory is absolutely terrible.

The workbook takes a look at your past year, celebrates your triumphs and allows you to let go of the things you don’t want to take with you into the new year, before creating an image of what you want your new year to look like, how you will feel in it and prompts you to chose a word to represent your forthcoming year. At the same time Karin from Cafe Bebe has been using her great Embrace Happy group on Facebook to encourage us to do pretty much the same and as you can see I’ve settled on the word TRANSFORM.

I initially settled on ‘Change’, however I thought it didn’t quite hit the nail on the head in terms of what I was looking to capture. Transform however is what I want to do in so many ways. The way I work, the way I look, what I eat, how I feel. The list really is endless but instead of listing numerous New Year’s Resolutions the word encompasses all that I want to do in 2015.

So what am I hoping for 2015 to bring? Like I say, the list is pretty much endless, but workwise I want to start working for myself rather than other people. Infact I may even have my first client lined up and I came up with a business name today, so watch this space! Every year I say I want to lose weight but this year I have to. I want to transform myself into the fit and healthy 33 year old I should be, not the inactive lump I’ve become. I’m hiding behind my bulk and the old me, or maybe a new me, is waiting to emerge and take life by the balls. A lot of changing how I feel is to do with how I see myself, which will change as my confidence grows and my body changes, but I also need to change how I deal with my emotions. I’m so used to being on my own, not having anyone to talk to, bottling up my feelings and then snapping at the kids or the man. I need to find a way of dealing with what is probably depression but is manifesting itself as anger and frustration and again diet and exercise will help with that.

So here’s to a year of transformation. One that will allow me to remain true to myself yet grow into the person I want to be rather than hanging back and watching everyone else enjoy the ride.

Do you have a word for 2015?

17 Comments

  • Reply Mrs TeePot January 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

    An excellent choice of word, so much power behind it. Here’s to an excellent 2015, full of love and joy
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented January 1, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Thanks hun, happy new year x

  • Reply Pinkoddy January 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Fantastic choice of word and good luck with it. Happy New Year.
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  • Reply Rachael January 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    A very poweful word and I have no doubt that 2015 has great things in store for you!
    Good look with your business venture 🙂 x
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  • Reply Shell Louise January 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I’m going to think of my word of the year after reading this 🙂 I have a few come to mind but I’m not sure which to choose just yet.
    I wish you luck with everything you want to achieve this coming year xxx
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  • Reply Bek Dillydrops January 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    That is a great word to choose. I hope you achieve all of your goals this coming year. Happy New Year! x
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  • Reply Karin Joyce January 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I love the word Transform! So positive and full of direction! I’m so pleased you’re joining in with Embrace Happy. We will make 2015 awesome!

    Karin xx
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  • Reply Louisa January 1, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    A positive and powerful word. A great choice, I hope it inspires you to achieve your goals this year x

  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy January 1, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Oh what a great word. Good luck, I am doing this too x
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  • Reply Laura @ Kneadwhine January 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    The connotations of transform are so much better than change. Good luck with making it all happen.

    x
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  • Reply Clare Nicholas January 3, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    A great word choice there
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  • Reply Sally January 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I love the idea of transforming, it’s as much about your thinking as anything you do, isn’t it? Best of luck in 2015, happy new year, and thanks for linking up with Tots100 🙂
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  • Reply Karen @ Talesofatwinmum January 22, 2015 at 2:36 am

    That sounds like a great choice of word. I love how Dorky Mum has inspired so many of us to check out ‘Unravelling the Year Ahead’. It’s a really lovely way to look forward to the coming year with positivity rather than setting silly NY resolutions that will be broken in two weeks. Good luck for 2015 and I hope your word inspires you through the year. xx
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented January 26, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thanks Karen. I know, she has inspired a hell of a lot of people and it’s such a great idea! Hope 2015 is great for you too!

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