my word for 2015 empower

Jackie’s guest post really struck a chord with me yesterday. The idea of choosing a word to constantly refer back to and to have all of your important decisions fueled by sounds pretty amazing to this word nerd.

Plus, I love the idea of setting goals. It goes with my lust of lists. Having a nice big list to check off one by one is kind of my thing. But priorities change, especially over the course of an entire year. And with those changes your list might morph as well. Which is totally fine. But sometimes it feels like failure.

If you choose an overarching word though, and let that word guide your decisions, it’s much harder to feel like you suck.

I’ve done a lot of thinking and I’ve decided that my word for 2015 is empower.

my word for 2015 empowerI want everything I do to be fueled by the idea of empowerment. I want to empower myself by learning new skills and taking courses and attending conferences and, most importantly, taking chances.

But I don’t want to stop there. I also want to work to empower as many people I come into contact with as possible. I want to help them learn skills and encourage them to set goals and to do what I can to give people hope—in any little way possible.

So how will my power word affect this space?

I want this blog to be a tiny slice of positivity. I want to encourage you to feel good, look good and do good. I want to be honest because I think it can empower all of us when we’re confronted by perfection so often that it can’t help but make us feel less than in comparison.

Basically, I want it to be like a big, warm hug while chatting with your BFF over a (gluten free) brownie.

To make sure you’re all feeling as warm and fuzzy as I am, I’m including my first ever reader survey in tomorrow’s post. I want to get a feel of what you’re liking, what you’re hating and what you think I’m missing. Brutal honesty is totally encouraged.

Until then, enjoy your New Year’s Eve! I’ll be the one asleep on the couch well before midnight.

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.