My One Word for 2013

I once read a riddle that asked,
What is the world’s biggest room?

The answer: Room for improvement.

That riddle, and answer, have always stuck with me, and helped me decide on my word for 2013,

Because,  just like there’s always room for improvement,

There’s always something to learn.

EVERY SINGLE DAY I feel like I learn something new such that, if I make a conscious effort this year to learn, I’ll discover more about me and my surroundings.

And so I vow to:

Learn about myself and tackle question number 4 from my favourite New Year’s article, {“Am I inhibited by a fear of failing? Just for a moment, pretend that failure is a triumph, not a shame. Now what would I reach for, what would I risk?”}

Learn to be in the moment more often.


Learn how to balance life better so that I don’t have anymore moments where I feel overwhelmed “trying to do it all” and lose it with my daughters and/or my Husband.

Learn to keep my eyes and ears open and to embrace, with grace and  humility, whatever gets thrown my way.

And finally,

Learn about my Camera and get off of Auto! :)

What’s your 2013 word?


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    Kimberly says

    Love the word you chose for this year! You’re right, there is always so much to learn.

    I moved from auto to manual last Spring and, even though it was overwhelming at first, I’m so glad that I did it.
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    Kristen says

    I have never heard that riddle before but I will never forget it now. I love it! We can always do better. Sometimes I think my biggest problem is that I say yes to too much that I can’t do better anything. So, I’m focusing on doing well in the things that I want/need to say yes to…not that I’m guilted or pressured into saying yes to.
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    Sisters from Another Mister says

    What a great word and fab outlook. I am such a work in progress and many days feel as tho progress has not reared its head at all … so we will ‘learn’ together and ‘embrace’ it all xxx
    btw, so glad you linked up – these posts are just the best for making one feel good about the year ahead.
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