I’ve decided that Work is my “word of the year.” If you’re not familiar (I wasn’t either until I started reading a ton of blog posts on the subject!) it’s the process of picking one word as a focus for your year. It helps you reach your goals and achieve new things.
I didn’t pick anything right away because I couldn’t figure out just one word to describe what I wanted to accomplish this year. Today, it just hit me. Maybe because it’s because I started training for my NEW JOB!!!
I’m so excited that I’m going to be teaching ballet and dance classes to little ones. It’s a very part-time position, but I hope as the twins get older and go to school, I’ll be able to do it more often. I’m going to be teaching at a really wonderful school, and I’m super excited to get to work.
In addition to an actual job, I’ve got a lot of other “work” I’m going to be doing this year. Such as:
Working on my Fitness
Already this month, I’ve been to the gym at least 4 times a week. I feel like I’m getting stronger and getting in better shape. I want to keep improving and challenging myself.
Working on my Mommying
As you know, I’ve been trying to work on my parenting skills. This year I want to focus on staying calm, and really preparing my boys for their next step. I’m not sure if it will be preschool yet, but we will be moving forward in some direction this fall. I’m also hoping to tackle potty training this spring/summer.
Working on my Fundraising
Not only are we the March of Dimes Ambassador Family this year, but I’m also helping my good friend Brooke raise money for the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation. Both of these organizations work towards saving children and making their lives healthier, which is a cause everyone should get behind.
If you would like to donate or join our March for Babies team, please click HERE.
If you would like to participate in our Online Auction to raise money for TTTS or just check it out, please click HERE.
Working on my writing
I’m contributing to 2 other blogs this year, and I want to do my best writing. I also want to keep growing and improving this blog.
While initially I wasn’t going to come up with a “word” this year, the word “work” just kept coming up in my life. As you may have read in Progress and Moving Forward, I think of myself as a work in progress. I also think of myself as a hard worker, and I’m going to try my best to do that this year. I’m feeling motivated and inspired, so I want to take advantage, and in the words of Tim Gunn, “Make it work.”
So, what do you think of my word? Do you have a word of the year?
alexandra @ My Urban Family says
That is so exciting that you get to start teaching! When I moved to freelancing I started to teach art classes on the side and while the pay honestly was awful, the experience was so worth it!
Rebecca Krusee says
Thanks for sharing your Word for the year. Best wishes for achieving your goals! Your blog has me thinking…what’s mine. http://www.rebeccakrusee.com
Healing Mama says
I think this is great Shann! I’m so happy you have a job that you like!
Diana Villa says
I agree! That word is the winner for me, I still working on doing and improving everything lol 😀
Kim Munoz (@KMunoz28) says
What a great word! Work it girl! Have a great week!
Olivia Christine Perez says
This is great! good luck!
Karin Rambo says
What a great word Shann! I love the way you broke it down into categories. And how exciting that you’ll be teaching ballet! I bet you’re one of those really graceful people. 🙂 I envy you as I’m always running into things and tripping over my feet.
You would think…but I trip a lot too 😉 Thank you!
My word for the year is growth. It’s so inspiring that you work with those organizations. Good luck with your work goals!
Thank you! I love your word too!
<3 your word of the year! And congratulations on the new gig–that's so exciting that you'll be teaching dance!! I cna't wait to hear about how that goes. And GOOD FOR YOU, momma, for getting back into the fitness game. That is seriously amazing 🙂
XOXO and hope you had a nice weekend!
Thank you so much Charlotte!
Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer says
What a great pick! Seems to be the perfect fit for you and how exciting you get to start teaching! Happy Monday xxx
LOVE it! It is a great word and life is full of lots of work! We need to embrace it more too! Love your out look on your year! My daughter is taking ballet for the first time this year!
Thank you so much Samantha! I hope your daughter loves it!
Good for you Shann! Teaching is so rewarding! I hope you have a fabulous year doing what you love!
Thank you so much Tiffany!
Stephanie Cox says
What an awesome word that really means so much. I love that you are focusing on progress, working on developing yourself in your various roles.
Crystal // Dreams, etc. says
I love your word! With all that you have planned, it looks like it’s a fitting one for you. 🙂 My word for the year is ruminate. I’d like to think more about the things that I’m doing and working on.
I like that! Great word!
Stefanie / The Monarch Mommy says
What a great word for the year! Sounds like you’ve got some great things going on and great goals!
Allison Jones says
Work is an amazing word! But don’t work too hard LOL make sure you make some time for self-care too! My word for this year is balance because I want to find a since of balance in every aspect of my life.
That’s a great word too! Balance is so important.
I love this word. I believe most of us have to wait until our word comes to us. Congratulations on teaching!!
Congrats on the new job! I think with all you’ve got going on this year, work is very fitting! Way to go SuperMom :-)!
Awe. Thanks Angie 🙂
Cori from the Show Your Blog Love group says
Have fun teaching the little ones ballet! Sounds like a time of adorable-ness and funny YouTube videos waiting to happen!
Ha Ha! Yes!
Kimberly Cox says
Loving your word. It really is a part of every aspect in life and love the way you are embracing it. Good Luck this year, and I’m looking forward to following your year <3
Thank you so much!
Kristin @MOMentous Moms says
That is a great word. I am sure you will love teaching. There is always more in your life to work on. Good luck and have a great year!
I LOVE this!!! Working harder than ever this year – you and me both! Best of luck : )
Same to you!
I love your word choice. Work. It’s so versatile. Thank you for sharing!! 🙂
I love this! Always striving to be the best you can be DOES take work. Good luck with everything. And funny enough, we shared our words of the year on our blog today! http://emma-and-jw.com/seeking-stability-energy-2016/
That’s a great word of the year! Good luck with all the “work” you are hoping to do.
Congrats on your new job!! How exciting! I love your word for 2016. I have yet to narrow mine down because there are so many words I have picked out. Hopefully I can narrow mine down soon.
Yes, it took me a while, but it just kept coming up, so I knew it was the one.
Love this word for the year and how it fits into your life and goals. My word was focus but I can relate to so many of the things you want to accomplish!
Thank you so much!
Awesome that you have decided on your word, I am still figuring it out, ugh! Love how you are tying everything to Work. I think its an honor to be March of Dimes Ambassador Family, and you are already rocking your fitness goals, great job 🙂
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I love your word! I think sometimes the idea of work gets a bad wrap because too many people are work-a-holics. We definitely need to be working toward things, though!
Definitely a word that’s gonna describe my year too! I love reading beginning of the year & the end of the year posts because I get to see the whole process it’s pretty awesome!