My 2016 word of the year

Friends, I’ve made you an easy-peasy organising roadmap for 2016. You can find it here.

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Let’s run through all the words of the year I’ve had in the past:

  1. simplify
  2. consolidate
  3. courage
  4. create
  5. trust
  6. shine
  7. enough

The thing about a word for the year is that it helps you be more intentional about what you want and need, and also who you need to be or what you want to do more of.

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Of course, I do goals (and boy, do I do goals) but the word of the year is something that really guides those daily decisions and choices.

The year I had the word courage, I’d say “what would courage look like in this situation?” or the year of trust, I’d say “how can I trust more?”

Unlike last year when I still didn’t have my word til about the first week of January, this year I had my word early in December.

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Maybe it was linked to the big decision?

But aside from that, the question, “does this spark joy?” has featured so much in my life in the last 6 months since I read the book, that I’m not ready to let it go yet.

My 2016 word of the year is JOY. There are 214 instances of the word JOY in the Bible. Can you believe it?

  • does this spark joy?
  • how can I bring more joy?
  • will this bring me joy?
  • what can I do to have more joy?

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These are all the questions I’m going to be exploring this year and I can’t wait.

I even found this tip on Instagram…

Joy is the best makeup – Anne Lamott

Amen to that!

Over to you.

What is your word for the year?

Word of the year 2014 and a few goals


First off, have you read this post on my closing out 2013 process?

If not, go have a read – I’ll wait!

Last year was quite honestly a beast of a year and towards the end of it, I started getting a sense that it was now time for something different – time for me to shine, and for God to shine me to reflect more of His glory.

So that’s my word for 2014 – shine!

I’m super excited and feeling hopeful about what this year will bring about for me.

Have you chosen a word for this year?

Whether you have or haven’t, I highly recommend this book.

Here are some posts I wrote in previous years.




And now onto some of my goals!

    • Continue posting every M, W and F on the Organising Queen blog
    • Think about writing another book! Live Organised was out in May 2012, 31 days was out in Aug 2013

    • Send out a printable on a monthly basis to my newsletter list (are you signed up yet?)
    • Simplify/ makeover website
    • Do user testing and improve engagement process 🙂
    • Simplify the hundreds of tags into just a few main categories
    • Redesign “welcome gift” when people sign up (just so you know, I’ve done this about 4 times over the last 8 years, and I always send out the new one to the existing subscribers too so they never miss out)

Care to share some of your goals for this year?

In 2013, I tracked my goals each month. I set a certain number and at the end of each month, I tracked how many were accomplished.

Lowest % of goals reached – 80% in June

Highest % of goals reached – 96% in Oct

Average for the year – 89%

Aside from showing you how nerdy I am, at least it proves I use my own goal-setting methods and I’m successful at it 🙂



Question of the week – your word for the year?

Well, the new year is just over a week old.

By now you’ve probably set some goals, made some resolutions or decided on your theme or word for the year.

This year I’ve chosen the word COURAGE as my word for 2011.

It means I’m stepping out even when I’m terrified, taking action even when I don’t feel like I know how and connecting even if I may be hurt.

Have you chosen a word for the year? Share in the comments.

P.S. You can read about my words for 2009 and 2010 here

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