I start thinking of my one little word a few months before the year even begins. I’m serious – ask my friend Linsey. I’m always running my ideas by her. When I found out I was pregnant in November of 2014, I knew that I needed to put some effort in to choose the perfect word for 2015.
It’s funny – compared to recent years, coming up with my one little word for 2015 was relatively easy. I knew what it would be almost immediately, even though I really thought about it for a few additional weeks. I thought my word was too simple, but you know what – sometimes things are just meant to be simple. There’s a whole lot that’s going to be happening in my life this year, and a simple word to really focus in on is perfect.
You might think it’s funny that I’m just talking about this now in April. I actually thought I had blogged about my word of the year in the first week of January, until I went to link back to the post today and realized I had never discussed it. I know why too. I was too afraid about spilling the beans about our pregnancy that I just told myself to hold off on sharing anything.
Well there’s no need for that any longer. My one little word for 2015 is… grow.
In my first trimester, my mantra for the baby was “grow baby, grow baby, grow!” I’d think or say it all the time. As I watched my belly get larger, I’d be in awe of the growth. Even mentally, I’m learning so much. After the baby there will be so much change in my life that all I can simply do is grow with it all.
We’re already done with a quarter of 2015 – can you believe it? – and I’m still loving my one special word.
Do you take part in one little word? I’d love to know. Tell me in the comments!