Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Word of the Year 2015

I first read about the Word of the Year at Alphabet Salad by Laurel. The idea is to choose a word for the whole year and this word will set the tone and focus for the year.

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Pic via Google

At first, I was a little skeptical as to how to choose the word and what to do after choosing. Then I read about more and more people doing the same. I was intrigued. And I started thinking if I were to choose a word for 2015 what would it be?

As blank my mind was in search of that word, I was calm. I was absolutely okay if I couldn’t come up with a word for the year. The inability to pin a word for 2015 was acceptable to me. That was so unlike me. And that’s how I came up with a word of the year.

It is not that often I feel calm when I fail to answer. I never feel calm when the road ahead is long and bumpy, unless it is the route I have willingly chosen. I feel much lesser than calm when plans change midway leading to absolute uncertain terrain. And eventually it leads to stress and sleepless nights, so have I experienced. So this year I am focussing on my calmer self, if that’s ever possible.

Pic via Pixabay
Pic via Pixabay

Word of the Year 2015 – CALM

I would like to stay calm and not panic, next time we miss the bus in the morning on the way to Kanna’s school. I hope to stay calm if my husband comes home from the office next day and says it’s time to pack up now! I sure will try to be calm and not see it as my reflection when next time a mom at Kanna’s school fails to return a smile. I don’t know how I will stay calm if I miss a deadline, but that’s where my focus will be, to stay calm. Isn’t that going to be a challenge now? Of course, it is.  The focus is not on winning the race, but to stay calm through the race. Can I do that? Let’s wait and see.

Have you set a word of the year?

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An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

13 thoughts on “Word of the Year 2015

  1. Excellent choice of word! I like the idea of writing it down and putting it where you can see it to remind you – I have my word “SHIFT” both in the front of this year’s art journal, and on a little piece of card on the base of my desk lamp. Here’s hoping it helps. All the best to you for a calm 2015!

    1. Thank you, Laurel. You were the inspiration to choose a word. 🙂 I will write it down too. Thank you for the pointer. 🙂 A Very Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Great choice! A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence and that’s an important state to be in, in every situation! Wishing you the very best in 2015, Vinitha 🙂

  3. i like the choice of word. i was wondering what i would choose, after much thinking and one chai i came to the conclusion i shall choose laughter 🙂

  4. Fantastic choice of word Vinitha :). Hope all of us stay calm and are able to navigate through the various difficulties we face in 2015 :D.

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