Monday, December 16, 2019

Word of the year: Committed

As the year rolls to a close it is the time that we just naturally look forward to the new year.  We are getting new day planners and calendars and getting ready to get used to writing 2020 on everything that we date.  (that first week or so is a doozy!)   And it is also the time to think about making a word of the year for our weight loss lives AND for our lives in general.

What is a word of the year?  This is one word that will be an action that we can use to live our lives.  A mantra or motto if you want to call it that.  It is a word that should be at the base all of your choices and decisions you make.  

I have a YouTube channel that I started this year and I was invited to participate in a collaboration where a handful of us create a video on the same subject.  I was asked by "Trials of a Long Haired Girl" .....who ironically enough, I have followed her blog for a while also.  You can check out her blog here.   I was so excited to participate in this collab.  You see, I have done this during previous years.  But it was always as an afterthought.....usually in January when the year had already started!  It was usually done in a spur of the moment decision with little or not thought into my actual word.   Of course with that lack of thought you can guess what happened to the word of the year.....it was long forgotten as soon as I hit the publish button on the post!

This was different.  I was going to have to get in front of a camera and talk about my word!   I was going to then come here and write about it.  I was going to have to really think about this word!   And I did think and ponder my word choice!   I came up with the perfect word too!   I came up with the word  Committed!
No....I"m not being committed to a mental institute...although sometimes I may qualify!  hahahah    Committed...this is what I want to be!    I have such amazing ideas, goals and dreams in life.  But they all take work.  They all take a certain high level of commitment in order to be a success!   This is the year that I am going to be committed!  

Some of the areas that I am especially committed to?
*  Of course my weight loss!  I am committed to getting this weight off this year!
*  My fitness.  I am committed to becoming a kick butt mountain biker!
* This blog. I am committed to posting regularly....to continue to chronicle my life on this format.  I am almost to 14 years of posting....and that is amazing!
* I have a book that is 95% written.  I am committed to finishing it.  I am committed to getting it published. (most likely self published....but that is A-OK with me!)
* I am committed to my youtube channel.

I am committed to making me the best version of me that I can be!

If you want to see my video....here it is!

I encourage everyone to sit back and think about what they want their new year to hold.  And chose an action word that will help you be that person that you want to be at the end of the year!  But for me.....I am going to be committed! 

12 comments:

Eric brunt said...
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Mrs Swan said...

Committed is a great word of the year. I might borrow/steal it. I might not. Lol
I have a clear mental picture some days and they I lose focus. Then x about of time later I remember the metal picture. My spare time used to be just sitting on my rear scrolling. I still do that some but no where near as much as I did. My spare time is spent reading and step betting. Of course is isn't mental food reading. It is trash reading.

Mrs Swan said...

Woooooow I really need to proof what I post. Lol new phone that dosen't understand me yet. I guess it is better than the spam comments you are getting. Haha.

*Sweat and Sparkle* said...

I have seen a few blogs with a word of the year posted, but I have never done it. I like the word committed, though in my case, the mental institution might be the correct interpretation, ha ha. Can you believe 2020 is almost here?

jen said...

Committed is a great start to a new year...
...wow Christmas time already and a whole year nearly flown by!!
I think my word of the year will be....I don't know yet, I will think of one.

Mary said...

Having had two books traditionally published, I'd definitely go with self pub because you get to keep the profits. And it is a lot faster. The only downside is that it is hard to get self pub books into bookstores.

MaryFran said...

I do the same thing. I have a clear idea of where I am going and how to do it....and then I just start to fade. I’m hoping that with the word commitment that I can FINALLY follow through with something and stay focused. Hopefully!

Yeah...I just saw the spam and groaned! I used to have a huge problem with spam...then it got somewhat better...I guess it’s back! I’ll be deleting I guess!

MaryFran said...

Hahaha to the mental institution. I fear that also sometimes...especially when I realize how much I WANT to do! Lol

MaryFran said...

Where has the year gone???

Come up with a good word! :-)

MaryFran said...

Yes! I have one self published book already and it’s so difficult to get it out there. It sits languishing doing nothing! Hahaha. I think my next one may be easier to get sold and out there though.

Sarah said...

I have chosen my 2020 word of the year. I'll be posting it on my blog soon. I think it's a great way to stay focused on your overall goals. And it definitely helps set your intentions for the year.

Mrs Swan said...

I chose my word as well. I just gotta post about it myself.