this new year…


The start of a new year. All of us fall into the habit of thinking how we can change things. Its a universal thought (it would seem). I always do it. Though I am not really that great, in recent years, at making resolutions at all. The inevitable disappointment that comes with not living up to the expectations and demands you have on yourself.

This year a blogger friend mentioned to me that she would be, being involved in a little motivational linky thing and would i like to be part of it. I realised that actually I might like to. Dip a toe into the pool and see if in actual fact the water is warm.


You know what, years ago when i used to be a lot more involved in the scrapbooking world (yes..really) there was a trend to choose a word at the start of the year. A word that meant something to you and what you wanted from the year, a word that maybe inspires you, lifts you an anchor to hang onto or just simply makes sense to where you are, what you are at this year.

So got me thinking…what would be my word. The end of last year was pretty stressful so i was lingering over whether or not to have ‘relax’ or ‘sleep’ even! But instead i have gone with…



  1. Regard as probable; expect or predict.
  2. Guess or be aware of (what will happen) and take action in order to be prepared.
Why that is my word can and what it means to me i will explain another time…and i might even learn myself what it means to me as i do. I just felt that this word is my word this year and that is where i am hanging my hat.

What about you?

Motivational Monday




  1. January 6, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    That’s a really good idea. Hmmm I think my word would have to be family.
    Thanks for hosting with me :O)
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  2. January 7, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Very clever….you have left us all anticipating your reasons! I like the idea of choosing a word for the year. So much I think I may well do it myself too!

    I always make resolutions, usually the same ones each year. This should tell me something. This year I also resolved to be more realistic and kinder to myself. That falling off the wagon, so to speak, does not mean I can’t get right back on. This comes from someone with too much of an all or nothing approach and for whom everything must start on a Monday. Talk about a rod for your own back!

    Would love to join blog hop but don’t think my blog can take 2 lots of linky codes in one go! Thanks for still joining in The Monday Club too!

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  3. 3 Children and It
    January 7, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    I did this last year and my word was ‘believe’…I am definitely going to sit down in January and plan 2013, including finding a new ‘word for the year’. I like ANTICIPATE, such purpose 🙂

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