My One Little Word for 2016

5 Jan


Like many Slicers, my first Slice of Life  post of 2016 is my One Little Word. I always claim I don;t make resolutions, and that New Years for me is in September, but I like writing a One Little Word post. I think of it as a course correction to get me back on track

The end of 2015 was hard, losing my dad and my dog. And I felt driven through much of that year, hoping and actively seeking a new job, serving on the Morris Committee, beginning my new job. I want to feel less driven in 2016, so my OLW for 2016 is contentment.

Having worked hard to “get what I wanted” I want to take some time to relax and enjoy whatever comes my way. Although I greatly enjoyed serving on the Morris Committee, I want the serendipity of reading whatever I find at the library. Now that I have the job I sought so actively, I want to enjoy being that teacher.

I am an introvert by nature and I think a lot of 2015 put me out of my comfort zone. I had to be more extroverted than I am by nature. I want to reclaim my introversion and just be happy with what I have, where I live and work. I am sure I will find something that will catch my fancy and will let it weep me up, but for now, I am content with life and I just want to embrace that for a while.

11 Responses to “My One Little Word for 2016”

  1. Lisa Orchard January 5, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    Adrienne, I love your word for 2016. I haven’t picked one yet, still struggling to pick just one. Sigh. Maybe next week. 🙂 Great post! I’m stopping over from A Slice of Life. 🙂

  2. arjeha January 5, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    Love your word. It seems that so often we are striving for the next “gotta have” that we forget to look at what we do have and be content with that.

  3. hollymueller January 5, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    That sounds wonderful!! I especially like that you’re embracing your introvertedness. It sounds like you need time to recharge!

  4. franmcveigh January 5, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    I love this. What a perfect word after a tumultuous 2015. Enjoy your contentment!

  5. debbussewitz January 5, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    Contentment after loss sounds perfect.

  6. beckymusician January 5, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Contentment is a wonderful word. This reminds me that I should also pick an OLW. Best of luck with your word!

  7. Dana Murphy January 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    It’s a great word – I hope it serves you well this year!

  8. newtreemom January 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    Such a GOOD word, and the truth is, you really do deserve contentment.

  9. Leigh Anne January 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    Our words and thoughts are very similar – embracing life right where I am. That is my goal!

  10. Tara Smith January 5, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

    A word that fills one with warmth and peace – perfect!

  11. Stacey Shubitz January 6, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    DO take the time to enjoy everything you’ve worked for this year. You deserve it!

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