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Friday Five: January 8, 2016

One Word 2016

It's time again to choose a word to help inspire and motivate me for 2016. For 2014 I chose the word Adventure, and I actually was adventurous that year (as you can see from that year's Mayfly Project entry).  My word for 2015 was Create, and I failed miserably at that. I created next to nothing, with the exception of a few Christmas cards, and I was lucky to get them done! I actually spent most of 2015 in doctor's offices finding out what was wrong with me (final diagnosis: degenerative arthritis bilaterally in shoulders, wrists/hands, hips, pelvis, and knees), and getting treatment that works consistently enough for me to be able to get back to exercising regularly, and actually looking forward to doing stuff again.

Last week I visited the One Word 365 website for inspiration, and came up with a few words I've been contemplating: Enjoy, Simplify, and Go. Each word has meaning for me: Enjoy - obviously to encourage me to enjoy my life more; Simplify - something I've been working on all of 2015 and plan to continue this year; and Go - simply put: Go somewhere and do something.

So after much consideration, I have decided that my word for 2016 is (drum roll, please!):



The Dictionary defines simplify as:

verb (used with object), simplified, simplifying.

1.to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier:  to simplify a problem.

I started to simplify my life last year after purchasing The Life-Changing Magic of Tidyng Up by Marie Kondo. You've probably heard me mention this book a few times! I love it! I made a good start at reducing clutter and possessions last year, and really need to continue it this year. I really want my life to be less complex and complicated, and for it to be much, much easier! So, I'm going to make "Simplify" my word for the year, as well as my goal for life!

Did you choose a word to inspire your year? If so, let me know what it is in the comments! Cheers!