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2015 Word of the Year: GOLD

It will come as no surprise to you that I love making mood boards. I shared my Life Vision board last week, my 2015 Goals + Inspiration as well, and now I'm moving onto my WORDS OF THE YEAR. Yes, words.  I have two this year, by the way.

Last year my word was "surrender." In all honesty I was terrified of this word. It was not what I would have originally chosen, and was instead specifically put on my heart by the Lord. The year was certainly a year of learning to surrender dreams and plans, certain desires and habits, but more specifically learning that surrender is a lifestyle not a task to be checked off a list. I'm still learning how to surrender daily, gracefully, and genuinely. It's not always easy, I can tell you that much.

Like I said, this year I have two words: BRAVE + GOLD. I had a feeling that "gold" would be a top contender for several weeks, especially around the holidays. There was something about it that lights a fire in me. I caught myself replacing "great" with "gold" when giving someone a thumbs up. In the midst of life's craziness, I decided I wanted to live in a way where I looked for the gold each day had to offer, no matter how small it might be. Gold can stand alone. Gold is of great value. Gold shines. So gold it was.

Reading back through my life vision statements, gold describes what I want to put in and get out of life. I want to shower others and myself with celebratory confetti, embracing each season fully. I want to see beauty in the mundane, and call out the gold/good in others along the way. I want to be a light. I want to give God the glory. I believe His word is GOLD, and this year is about being saturated in Scripture. Gold draws people in. 2015 is gold.

I recently purchased a print from my sweet friend Holly that has both this word of the year and a new favorite verse in a beautiful script. It says:

"But He knows where I am going and when He tests me 
I will come out as pure gold." 
Job 23:10

Whatever comes my way this year, I know it is all part of the refining process. The Lord promised to use my time in Seattle to refine + define many of the dreams in my heart, and I'm certain this process will continue in the months to come. What about you, friends? Did you choose a word of the year? Or two? I'd love to know!

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