My Word (2015 edition) | WARRIOR

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Last night as I was writing in my journal attempting to work through my thoughts on this, I wrote the following – “2014 was the year for my physical self, 2015 is for my spiritual self.” My “word” for 2014 was HOPE; my “word” for 2015 is WARRIOR. I was struck by a certain irony that these two words seemingly belong to the opposite years, but when the Universe spells it out for you, you don’t argue.

You see, I put a lot of thought into last year’s word, and I intend to carry it along into this year as well. I don’t ever want to lose that hope again. This year’s word, however, found me. As soon as I asked myself the question, there it was as if it had just been waiting for me to see it. Thinking back, I have been particularly drawn to warrior themes lately – both in the physical and mental/spiritual sense. Sometimes it just takes me awhile to catch on (smile).

So what does this word mean for my 2015? Fierceness, balance, fearlessness, and peace. I spent a great deal of last year translating the concept of hope into a more physical manifestation, and now I believe I understand what I want out of life – or at least I have a much better idea. Hope strengthens, fear kills. This is the year I want to move past all the fears that have been holding me back and show myself that I can do whatever I want to do. I had that warrior spirit years ago but it was tamped down into the dungeons by a series of unfortunate events. I kept it there because I thought it was easier to just go with the flow, procrastinating really, but I know now that living with half your self isn’t really living.

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This year I want to get back to my “why not” and “f**k it I’m doing it” philosophies. I want to care enough to take a chance and understand that losing the battle isn’t losing the war. What’s the true worst-case-end-of-the-world scenario that can happen after all? Losing everything? Death? I believe there’s a freedom in both and at least I’ll have gone down fighting instead of willingly. I want to be brave enough to say no to things that I need to say no to and have the courage to face the guilt and hurt feelings that get projected on to me for doing so. I want to step forward and say yes to those opportunities that scare the s*** out of me because those are the ones that bring accomplishment. I want to find a better balance – and my peace.

So what’s my first order of business? Hitting publish on this post (smile).

What’s your word for 2015??

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  5. Wonderful post to read!!! I need to think about this … I want a word too, but I need to settle down and think hard about it. There’s ‘peace’ of course, but that could go for my whole life … a constant search.


    • Thank you! I’ve discovered this word thing to be really inspirational. Last year was surprisingly effective in reminding myself to stay positive and keep moving forward. It’s important to keep in mind that one word can entail many others, so it’s much less limiting than it may first appear. I can’t remember where I got the idea from, but they were genius 🙂

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