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Here’s to 2015!

We haven’t had much connectivity this holiday. There was wifi at my mom’s house but then nothing here at the dam and we have all been surprisingly ok with that. I haven’t blogged since the 23rd and I thought I was ok with that until Julia mentioned it today; it began as a small nagging but by lunch time it was a screaming voice telling me that I had to write and write NOW.


My word of the year was “accept” and part of what I needed to accept was that I am a writer. I write. It’s what I do, it is who I am.

The problem now, is that I have to make the last post of 2014 count. I can’t end the year with a wishy washy post can I?

Or can I? Does it even really matter?


I have decided on my word for the year. I originally had “Just Be” as my word but during a discussion on a Facebook group I am on, I have decided on “Nourish”.  When I googled this word, it was this definition that decided me.


Verb (used with object)

  1. To sustain with food or nutriment; supply with is necessary for life, health, and growth.
  2. To cherish, foster, keep alive etc:

“He had long nourished the dream of living abroad”

I think that my decider was “nourished the dream.”

So there it is “Nourish”.

The last 12 years have been about my kids, then surviving a divorce, then my kids again. But I have had all my children now. David has made some decisions around his job. The kids are all pretty settled at their relative schools and extra muruals. We have reached a plateau of sorts, you could say.

Which makes this the perfect time for me to take a step back a little and spend some time focusing on me and what I want. My goals have largely centred around my family and their needs, I don’t want to stop doing that or even move away from it, I just want to add a few goals that are solely mine.


I want to spend the year nourishing my dreams, my goals. I want to spend the year nourishing my relationship with David. I want to spend the year nourishing who I am as a person, outside of being a mother.

So there it is. The last post of 2014. My word of the year.

Have you decided on a word of the year?

I hope you all have a wonderful evening tonight and may 2015 be your best year yet.



  1. Heather
    1 January, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Nourish is a great word. 🙂 Happy New Year!

  2. 1 January, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Hey. Happy New Year! Nourish is PERFECT. I do have a word for 2015 and I’ll write about it by Sunday because I still need to review 2014!

  3. 1 January, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Nice one, Laura! Nourish is a great word. A couple recommended that one for me too but no, it’s not the one. I’m about to have supper and then it’s me and my worksheets 🙂

  4. 2 January, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Happy New Year Laura. I love your word for 2015 and it is going to be awesome following your journey. I haven’t decided on a word yet…hope it comes to me soon 🙂

  5. 3 January, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Awesomeness 🙂 and I’m glad you’re a writer cause I’m a reader and love keeping up with your family

  6. 5 January, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I think you will make it a great word for you. Nourish. Nice. Very nice!

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