Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I would like 2015 to bring for me, and about how I want to approach this new year. I always set reading goals (100 books this year), but otherwise resolutions really aren’t my thing.  They just don’t work for me.  This year, I decided to try the “one little word” approach to the upcoming year.  Rather than a list of specific goals or resolutions, my one little word is meant to be a guide for me this year as I work towards my goals and reflect on the world around me.  After careful consideration, the world I’ve chosen is…


I chose Spark because it fits so well with my personal and profession goals as well as the person I want to be.  It just takes one tiny spark to start a fire, to elicit change.  I want 2015 to shine with the sparks I put out into the world.  This year I hope to…

  • Spark curiosity and wonder in my girls.
  • Spark new friendships.
  • Spark new reading interests.
  • Spark (rekindle) my joy in writing.
  • Spark inquisitiveness and reflection in those I coach.
  • Sparkle by letting my true self always shine through (and by wearing sparkly nail polish).
  • Spark conversations that lead to change.

Do you have a word for 2015?  What do you hope to spark this year?


  1. Such a good word; it is so versatile and diverse, it can take you lots of places.

    100 books? You’re my reading idol, friend. I did 66 last year, am setting the goal at 62 for this year with a secret hope to get closer to 70….

    I want to work on my writing this year and get back into creating: memories, tangible things like photo albums, and a lovely space and home for myself, Knight and the girls.

  2. I chose a short sentence for this year’s “guiding principle” and this will be the first time I’ve strayed from a bullet point list of resolutions.

    I love choosing a word, and I really love the word “spark” because as you’ve stated it can be applied to so many different parts of your life.

    Here’s to a great 2015!


  3. I’m just happy to see you blogging 🙂 I like this place.

  4. I love this! A great word for the year. I realize we’re seven days in, but I still don’t know what my word will be, but I’ll get there.

    Anyhoo, I hope 2015 is nothing short of wonderful for you and the family xo

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