Lot 48: word for the year

January 5, 2016

word for the year

 i've never believed in new year's resolutions.  i've never thought that you should use a new year to take a look at yourself and see what you want to fix, or to make goals; i always thought you should do that each day.  be constantly improving, be constantly self evaluating.  

but last year, i heard a great idea from someone in the blog world, can't remember who, to pick a word to live by for a year, instead of a bunch of resolutions.  i loved the idea, and chose the word FEARLESS, which i think i talked about a lot last year. 

i had highnote designs designs this print and i hung it across from my bed where i looked at it everyday.  that word got me through the countless trials of 2015.  i really had no idea how perfect that word was going to be for that year when i picked it and how much i needed that year to get me through.  

as 2015 came to a close, i got really excited to pick a new word.  i wanted the next word to be of good cheer and positivity.  at first, i thought of "content."  i have a tendency to look ahead to the next thing and not be happy with where i am with the moment.  it's hard for me to sit still.  but the more i thought about it, the more i thought about how i wanted 2016 to be a year of happiness, success, and most of all.... JOY.  so that is the word i picked. 

this year, i want to search for the joy in all things, even in times of bad and trial.  i want to find joy in my low points.  i want this year to be joyful.  i don't want to be negative.  i want to be happy and to be optimistic.  i want to be JOYFUL. 

karli at september farm and party paper did a wonderful job designing my print and i can't wait to look at it all year long.  

may this year bring you joy as well! cheers! 


  1. Those prints are gorgeous! My word for the year is "mercy."

  2. Love the JOY print! So inspiring and beautiful!

  3. Love how you had prints designed for your word, such a great idea! Cheers to a year of Joy in 2016!

    Erin, Attention To Darling Blog

  4. I don't have a word for the year but if I did it would be happiness


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