2013 #oneword resolution

The word I have selected for my 2013 #oneword resolution will probably come as no surprise to you if you have read the last couple of blog posts. I have selected JOY. I started reflecting on life in November as I was managing multiple transitions and wrote this piece on joy.

As a guiding word for my resolutions in the new year, I hope to turn my joy from this:

dusty joy

Into this:


Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines joy as: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires; a state of happiness or felicity.

In particular, I seek to create well-being for myself and others by living an authentic and purposeful life. I want to be more present in the moment, seek out the good, and take care of myself and those I cherish most through mental and physical activity.

As for the “prospect of possessing what one desires,” this is the year my friends for the dissertation to be completed. For the last of this chapter in my life to be written so the next can begin. It is time.

So, here’s to a year being shaped by the word joy. 2013.

How about you? What is your one word or new year resolutions?


5 thoughts on “2013 #oneword resolution

    • Thanks for reading Jennifer! I appreciate your support and look forward to a year of joy ahead. I just saw that you selected “connect” and am glad to connect with you here!

  1. Great word for you Amber! I will now think of you and JOY in the same though :). My #oneword2013 is resilient.

    Be well!

    • Hi Ciji! I’ve been missing you! Thank you for reading and commenting on my #oneword post. I look forward to watching how the word resilient plays out in your life and am here to support you in any way I can!

  2. Pingback: New Year, New Meanings: A 2013 #oneword Reflection | Amber Garrison Duncan

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