Word of the Year

One of my faves, Amanda, wrote about picking one word instead of making resolutions. I’m all about making goals for my year, but I noticed that most of the things I am making goals about leads back to this one word:


After watching Marissa Lace’s video the other day, I think this word makes even more sense for me. 2015 was a weird year for me. It had some HIGH highs (hello, dream Ireland trip) and some lows (losing lots of friendships) and I lost my passion about life in general. Since I want to follow Marissa’s ideas about the Year of You, I’m going to incorporate passion into everything I do. Here’s her video, in case you’re curious. πŸ™‚


I need to be more passionate about what I do, whether I’m in this current job or not. If I feel like I my passion is hindered in what I’m doing, then I need to try something else. No more complaining about something and then not doing anything about it! But in the meantime, I am passionate about planning events in general so putting more passion and love into that part of my life is important.


I used to be so passionate about this blog and just writing in general. Whether it was creative writing, writing in a journal or anything like that. Working in the “real world” unfortunately made writing more of work to me instead of a creative release. That’s why I started this blog! But unfortunately the last month or so, I’ve had a severe case of writer’s block and “no one care’s about your damn boring weekend, Jessie”. I want to get back into writing for my enjoyment, which I think transfers to friends and readers on the blog. So I hope to find that passion yet again.

I also recently have become very passionate about making and editing videos for YouTube, but I’m scared of it. I’ve always thought how great it would be to have a strong following on YouTube and continue making videos, but I get these doubtful thoughts in my head like, “who would want to watch me talk about that?” Same with the blog, though. If I enjoy it, do it. If people come and watch, cool. If not, well, I’m having fun with it anyway. πŸ™‚

Physical Health//

The typical yearly goal about Β my psychical health. This year I want to be more focused on growing muscle, though I do want to lose fat (obviously). And I want to be more passionate about taking care of my body – whether that be working out, eating well or treating myself. And I was to love my body enough that I don’t let anyone else take advantage of it or tear me down.

Mental Health//

I’ve mentioned it here and there on my blog, but I struggle with occasional anxiety and depression. I suppress a lot of thing that I don’t want to deal with, which has been creeping up and out this past year for some dumb reason. I’m actually looking into seeing a therapist because I think mental health needs to be more important to me. I go to a dermatologist, a gynecologist and a general care doctor, but no one for my mental health? Seems silly to me. I’d also like to get into reading more books and listening to podcasts that lift me up and inspire me.


Life in general. I just want to be more passionate and positive about it. I want to do things that make me happy and maybe I’ll find even more things I’m passionate about. I want to try not to worry about money so much and think of ways to do the things I love without putting myself in more debt. I want to be more passionate in the relationships that I have, instead of worrying about all the ones I lost last year. I am lucky to have some wonderful friendships (although they’reΒ long distance) and I want to focus on those instead of focusing on being lonely.

Oh, and finally, I WANT A DOG.

Couldn’t leave that one out. πŸ™‚

I feel like that’s a lot of goals, but I thrive off of goals and lists. And in the end, if I continue on living a more passionate life, I feel like those will all work themselves out. If you put something out in the universe, it’ll come back to you, right? That’s what I’m telling myself (I’ve been reading too many soul-searcher thingys lately).

If you had to pick one word for the year, what would it be?
Did you make any resolutions?

Linking up with Amanda for a Thinking out Loud.


  1. Annie says:

    Such a great post! I can relate so much to your goals. I too need more passion towards my job and I’ve also made my physical and mental health a priority for this year. May we both conquer 2016!!

  2. Megan says:

    All of these are great goals! I really agree with needing more passion towards certain things, especially in the job area! I mean, I’m not getting any younger yet it’s terrifying to just up & leave something you’ve been comfortable doing. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, even if you think you write about “boring” weekends, haha. And I have to agree with pretty much everything you said about life!

  3. Katie says:

    I picked “wait” mainly because I always want to be in control of every situation. And I need to learn to freaking let go and wait for things to happen. I wanted a job in june of 2015, I got it at the end of August. And I love my job. I’ve wanted a boyfriend for a while, and it hasn’t happened, but I hope/trust that when I do, it will be the right fit. There’s no point in forcing a relationship to happen if its going to be awful.
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    • Jessie says:

      That’s a good word! I feel like patience would be another word that makes sense in that sense – which is something I do not have. πŸ™‚

    • Jessie says:

      That’s such a great word to use! And I’m with you on mini goals. I need to get on that – I think that’s a great way to keep yourself accountable.

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