Word of 2013

January 8, 2013

the inspiration word of 2013 - basically, you choose one word that has the potential to inspire you and remind you of how you want to live your life, all year long.  while thinking up which word would ultimately reign over the year, i went through a lot of ideas - simplicity, organize, discipline, enchanting, grateful, inspire, improve, finish, content, acceptance, committed.

and that list right there should give you enough clues as to why i ultimately settled on my word of the year - Less.  i do think i can overwhelm myself with taking on too many things, like that list of words up there shows.  resolutions aren't for everyone, but i find that a new year is a perfect time to really start something you want to do or change, and i'm trying to tackle that in a manageble, simple way.  my resolutions, though fairly few and uncomplicated, do share the common theme of less(alright, except maybe watching all my tv series dvds i own.  that's just fun.  i'm on season 2 of the o.c.)  so do a lot of them items on my 101 in 1001 list.  so i think my word will help me remember my resolutions and remind me of the direction in which i'd like to see this year go.

less clutter
less spending
less weight
less distractions
less fast food
less projects
less time wasted
less excuses

less is more, right?  less spending = more saving for what's important.  less weight = more health.  less distractions = more time spent with loved ones.

so there you have it.  my word to live by in 2013.

what's yours?


  1. So, would it be okay if I just told everyone to reference this post for my word and outlook for 2013?

    Shout it from the rooftops. Less less LESS

  2. I love this! Such a good idea. Definitely a great word to live by this year.

  3. I think my word this year is "work". Not in a bad way, but I have a lot of work to do this year to get where I want to go :)

    I like less!

  4. My word is more....my husband's probably not so happy about that because "more" usually translates to $$$$. But I gotta get my house together!

  5. I love it! What a great word. I know that I could use less in alot of areas! lol.

  6. Great post! I think I would choose "more", I can find things I should definitely do more of lol. Have a great day!

  7. how does this concept of "less" apply to booze?

  8. LOVE! Love your blog, love your theory on less, love your personality and of course love being your blogging buddy! :D

  9. I like this, a lot. I see these posts in the new year and always have a problem of thinking of one for me and this would be the perfect one! I'm diggin' it big time...and probably swiping the word :)

  10. I love the idea of less but not a true commitment to it. LOL!

  11. Less is a great word, good luck!!

  12. that's a great word!! less is more. I can't do words but i do mottos...mine is "let go and let God" I have to stop trying to overcontrol and over plan all aspects of my life. I have to just step back and let whatever happen, happen right? typing that is making me anxious!! hahaha

  13. That's great! I live by the motto less is more. My "resolutions" this year are live simply, live in the moment, and use will power!

  14. Love this! I want less sugar (yeah right), less spending, less complaining in my 2013.

    Just don't do "less" alcoholic cupcakes ; )

  15. this is wonderful! when you live life simplistically, things are more enjoyable because you're not always clamouring for more.

    i try very hard to live the "less is more" just like my dad taught me.

  16. good "less" ideas, less is more .. unless its a glass of beer, less is not more in that case less = sad - - when you get a chance view the link I did today, your featured in it, check out http://adayinthelifeofmektt.blogspot.com/2013/01/tesday-topics-week-2.html
    to see the post :)

  17. This is an awesome idea! Love your word and all the coralations [i can't spell to save my life,atm] I think mine would have to be something to do with letting go or accepting


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