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One Word 2016


January 26, 2016

Last year, I jumped on board the One Word concept and loved it. Rather than have a list of resolutions (which I never keep), I chose a single word and let it guide and inspire me throughout the year.

Last year’s word was a good one. It propelled me to make some hard decisions both in life and in work, when making the easy one would have been much less uncomfortable or scary. I’ve spent some time this month reflecting on the past year, and while it was a really great year over all, there’s one thing I keep coming back to. One thing I keep feeling like I was missing in 2015 in the worst kind of way.

Being present. With family and friends, with wedding days, with meetings, with errands. No matter what I was doing, I was never fully 100% present. I was always thinking about the next thing that needed to be crossed off my to-do list, mentally preparing for the next meeting, having dinner with friends thinking about how much time I was “wasting” by not working. I was worrying about the things that went wrong days, weeks, months earlier. I was planning for the “some day.”

And let me tell you, that is no way to live. It didn’t take long before I was feeling exhausted and burned out…and that was only a third of the way through the year!

So when choosing this years word, I kept going to back to those feelings and really wanting to make sure this year was different.

One Word 2016: Today.

To be present today, in this moment…whatever that moment may be.

To focus on {and be grateful for} what today brings, rather than worry about yesterday or tomorrow.

To take action and make decisions today rather than some day, when the timing is better or when I have time to do it perfectly.

This year, it’s all about today. And when I look back on all the todays, I have a feelings they’re going to add up to a pretty awesome 2016.

Do you have a word you’re focusing on this year? I’d love to encourage and support you throughout the year!



One Word 2016 | Wedding Planners Birmingham Alabama

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  1. Ruth

    February 7th, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I love your idea. I hope 2016 is even more amazing for you.

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