Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year's ANTI-Resolution

Last year, I decided to ditch the New Year's Resolution and, instead, choose one word that will drive my year for 2014. It was no trouble for me to come up with the word pursue for my New Year's word, and all in all, pursue did well for me. It led me to graduation, engagement, and discovering the career path that I will love. Sure, a few things fell off track, but for the most part, when I was faced with a tough decision, I met it with the idea of pursuing what was best for me.

This year, it was a bit tougher to choose a word. I don't have any major milestones coming down the road in 2015, nor do I have any major obstacles I will be looking to overcome (that I know so far!). I struggled to come up with a word that will help me in my decisions, lead me down the right path, and keep me motivated. 

In the end, I decided on Persist.

OneWord365: Persist

While persist is a bit like pursue, it is different in key ways.

Persist (pərˈsist/) v. continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.

I love this definition so much. Mainly, I hope to persist in any challenges I face. It's easy to give up, to walk away, to quit, especially when opposition strikes. Persist will keep me focused on my goals, help me stay motivated, and guide me to a successful 2015.

(Last year, Jeromy also chose a word: Own. This year, he's stealing Pursue from me!)

If you're interested in choosing a word as a theme for your 2015, check out OneWord365. Last year, I discovered this awesome website that is connecting people from all over the world who have chosen the same word as you. Pro Tip: I like verbs. They give you something to do, and it's a lot easier to apply verbs to your decision making!

What words are you thinking of choosing? Connect with me on OneWord365, and check out words from all over the world!


  1. That's a great word! Don't give up and keep pushing on no matter the obstacles! I have a tattoo that I got to kind of represent overcoming boundaries.

    Check it out if you want: http://civil-lady.blogspot.com/2014/10/infinite-ink.html?m=1

    Happy Tuesday! :)

  2. That is such a cool idea! I've heard of a few other bloggers doing this same thing, and I think I may have to pick a word for 2015 as well!

  3. This is so neat! I've never heard of it! I'll have to check it out!

  4. I love one word resolutions. Mine this year is Focus :D

  5. I thought about choosing a word for the year and couldn't figure out one word that I was happy with. That happens often since I am quite indecisive! Good choice of a word!