One Word for 2015 –Smarter

Happy New Year everyone! For our household, it truly is a happy new year now for us since Del is home from the hospital after a week-long stay in the hospital. While I was in the hospital it definitely gave me a bunch of time to reflect and think. One of the things I love doing since I started blogging is picking out one word to focus on throughout the year. I have decided that my word for the year of 2015 is “smarter.”

So many things come to my mind when it comes to functioning smarter throughout 2015 and beyond. I choose “smarter” as my one word for 2015 because it truly encompasses many parts of my life that I want to fix or organize better if you will. This past year has been a rough one for us. We’ve endured many ups and down periods all throughout the year. Some of them I’ve broadcasted on the blog, but there are still many that I haven’t stressed out loud.

In 2015, I want my relationships to be handled in a smarter fashion. My relationship with God is going to grow and fester to the point that I have a walking and breathing relationship with him. I want my husband and kids to know they are cherished and loved by my actions first. I want my friends to know how much they matter to me and their struggles. I definitely want you, the readers, to know that your visits mean something. I want to give you something for being my guest.

It’s not like I can hand you a cup of coffee or a physical shoulder to lean on. However, I want my words to make a positive impact in your life. Words can only carry so much weight and when the actions are not put into place to show the true meaning behind them. They then become empty and meaningless. The last thing I want is my blog to just be an empty and meaningless place for you to stop by. In relationships, we give and we take. I take time from your day to share parts of my life with you in hopes that you will learn or gain some type of benefit from being here. I have always wanted my experiences in life to save you heartache in pain.

In essence, I wanted you to live your life “smarter” than I did mine. I want you to learn from my mistakes. I wanted you to know that you’re not alone in your struggles with overcoming abuse, dealing with a marriage that is less than stellar, struggling to figure out this whole parenting life of the young kids and pre-teens, and so many other things. Yet, I’ve chased the almighty dollar because I let fear win. I let doubt set in. I didn’t trust God completely.

In 2015, I’m working smarter, not harder. I’m letting God have the wheel so to speak. I’m making slower decisions and being more diligent with my actions.

What is your one word for 2015?




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

24 comments on “One Word for 2015 –Smarter”

  1. I like that word a lot…what a heartfelt post Crystal. There are some folks who only want to take take take in life…it’s nice to know there are some devoted to giving back!

  2. Great word for the year Crystal and fits you to a T. I have to think of what my word can be for this year. Looking forward to your new blog posts this year and God’s blessings.

    • Thank you. I look forward to making this change. It is so refreshing to know that I have the freedom to share things what matter the most to me right now.

  3. I love the idea of working smarter and not harder. I am going to work towards that goal too as I think it is so important to make a difference in the lives of our children and leading by example is the best way to do it.

    • Glad to know we’re on the same journey together. You’re so right that leading by example is truly the best way to teach anybody anything. I’m glad you stopped by and commented.

    • I’m trying to do the same thing because it’s really important to get a handle on things ahead of time. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

    • I agree. I have heard that all of my life and have always put it into practice while I was working for other companies. I failed to do it with my own. Shame, shame! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you’ll come back.

  4. Smarter is a good word to choose. I hope you’ll manage to remember it every time :).
    We lost our dear friend a month ago so my resolutions for this year are pretty much affected with that sad moment. I will love more, listen more, live in the moment more, and try to treat my problems as minor.


    • I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It does make you emotional when you lose someone you’re close to. I’m glad you stopped by and commented. I hope to see more of you. 🙂

  5. Great word for the year. My word is Healthy – to be healthy in all aspects of my life not just physically healthy. To have healthy relationships, to have a healthy business, to be finally healthy and of course physically, mentally and spiritually.

    • Healthy is a remarkable word for the year. It is definitely important to live a healthier lifestyle for sure. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you’ll come back.

    • Thank you, Lisa for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 It’s always a pleasure to see your company. I’m glad that you felt this was a good reminder.

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