My One Word for 2015

Sometimes I think that my brain is wired in a completely different way than everybody else’s brain. The way I see things and the way that I think are completely unique to me, but then truly everybody can really say that. What I’m really talking about though is my tendency to be a non-conformist. Take the One Word movement, for example. This will be my second year choosing one word to focus on for the year. Most of the words that I see people choose are characteristics that they would like to see more of in their lives like:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Confidence
  • Gratitude
  • Courage

But when I decided on my one word for 2014 it was a verb. It was something that has to be done, not something to be or to have more of. My one word for 2014 was saturate because I wanted to saturate my life in the Lord.

Well, this year is the same thing. Instead, of choosing a characteristic that I want to develop, I am choosing another verb, and while I am not completely sure why I keep choosing these action words, I do know that doing so worked for me last year.

My one word for 2015 is START.

Why did I choose START as my one word for 2015? Well, the answer is both simple and complex.

The simple part is that I am terrible at starting, and it seems that the more important something is to me the worse I am about starting. I am a procrastinator, and the more something means to me the more it scares me and the more I struggle with getting started because the more I fear both failure and success.

Starting small things like craft projects and cleaning projects and projects around the house are easy for me to start, but starting things like pursuing my dreams are more difficult.

My dreams are the main reason that I chose the word “START” for 2015. After spending the past year trying to saturate myself in God’s Word and the Holy Spirit and reading books about God-sized dreams, I started to get a clearer picture of what dreams the Lord has placed inside my heart. But the problem is that I haven’t started pursuing them yet and it is time to START pursing them.

That is what I am going to focus on for the next year…pursuing my dreams and to do that I have to START. I am going to start planning and start doing and with the Lord’s help maybe at the end of 2015 we will see the START of my dreams coming true.

8 Comment

  1. I need to work on not starting over this year! Haha… I usually don’t have trouble starting, for me the hard part is not stopping and starting, over and over again.:/ I wish you luck and grace with getting started on your goals, whatever they might be, and I hope that with all of them, they begin and end with Christ. God bless and Happy New Year!

    1. I’ve been there several times,in fact, but in the last few years, I became discouraged and refused to start anything at all.

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  3. First off, I absolutely love your name!

    I thank you for posting this timely message. I posted in Facebook and Twitter worlds that the time is now! I was not only speaking to my friends and followers, but to myself as well. Your post is confirmation that, “The time is now. Start.” #bloggercaregroup

  4. Misty: I love this idea of a one word focus for a New Year! Thanks for sharing and it is a great reminder for us all to remember that each day is a new START! Best wishes to you on your START in 2015! God bless.

    1. Thank you, Christine! Have a happy New Year!

  5. Misty, I like your choice of word for the year. And I can really relate about procrastinating on starting things when it tends to be really important personally. As well as being a nonconformist on the whole one-word thing. I had never done it before that it is until this year. Wishing you a year full of brave starts and beautiful finishes.

    1. Thank you, Wanda!

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