I have seen a lot of lifestyle bloggers come up with a “word of the month/year” for a while now. I was finding myself strangely interested in these posts, and obsessively reading them. However, I could not for the life of me find a word for MY year. But then, in came April, and in came my word. I found myself looking at an old iPhone wallpaper I had made for my old blog, and the quote in the wallpaper, is simple, elegant, and beautiful. It is from Jessi Kirby’s, Golden, and I couldn’t stop staring at it. And then it came to me…
That was it, there was my word. It all the sudden, made perfect sense. And so now, for the remainder of 2015, I will remind myself that beginnings are magical. And, guys, they so are. I’m going to be talking about what beginnings I am experiencing in 2015, and why they are so unbelievably important and precious to me! Oh and in case it wasn’t clear…
Word Of The Year: Beginnings
1. New Chapter of Life
Jon and I have been together for almost four years, and lived together for a little over one. I do not know what 2015 will bring for us, but I know in my heart that it will be somewhere absolutely wonderful. With him, it would never be anything but.
2. New Blogging Adventure
I started The Casserole on February First, and I have been absolutely in love with it since. I truly feel that this was the BEST New Beginning I could have asked for as I entered into my thirtieth year! I hit a wall with my old blog, but this one has found a way to bring me back to life. I feel so lucky to finally have a creative outlet that I am absolutely enamored with. May 2015 continue that feeling!
3. New Financial Security
Okay, this one is something I am going to WORK ON in 2015. I am going to begin to try to live a more stable and financially secure life. Whether that be by doing things like #NOSPENDAPRIL, or inevitably making more money, I am on the right track, and it is a HUGE goal of mine to feel better about my finances by the end of this year.
4. Finding Forever Friends
Okay, I am someone who does my absolute best to hang onto my friendships. I don’t like to let go, but in the past 4 or 5 years I have learned that some friendships are not meant to last forever. Every now and then you are fortunate enough to find a forever friend, and when you do, you should hold on tight, and treasure that friendship. I have become better at holding onto my forevers and letting go of the temporaries. Life is too short. Nurture the friendships that you have and that you know are worth the effort. Friendship to me is life’s most important gift and I have been so blessed in having some absolutely amazing forever friends come into my life. I intend on appreciating these friends in 2015.
5. Feeding My Passions
I have had numerous interests for as long as I can remember, but I have not had passions like I do now. My passions now are cooking and photography. Both greet me with a sense of joy and pride unlike anything else, and I love that feeling! I would love if I could feed these passions, and make the most of them this year! So, I am going to begin to do so! For 2015 I would like to take a cooking class, and I would like to explore more of my photography skills. Because really, what is life without doing the things you love?
6. The Fitness Journey
UM, STRUGGLE! Last summer I was SUPER good about fitness and healthy eating! I would kill to have it be that easy year round, but point blank, it is not! In the Winter [especially in Jersey!] it is SO easy to be lazy when the cold front hits! However, Jon and I have VOWED to go back to the gym next week, and I have absolutely stocked up on all the fruits and veggies! So, we are for sure on the right track, now all we have to do is you know.. stay on it! [PS– tips and tricks appreciated!]
7. An Organized Life
I admit I have been organized on and off for many, many years. When it is important [like when I am in school] I am an absolute genius with organization. But when it is life related, or blogging related, well… I kinda have fallen flat. But! 2015 has already changed the way I plan for life, and for blogging, and also for meals. Enter a few key tools, and I am pretty sure 2015 and onward, are looking pretty organized!
And that wraps up my year of magical beginnings! I intend on doing a check in towards the end of the year to let you know how all this has panned out for me! Tell me though, do you have a word for 2015? What is it?