My Word for 2016 – Contentment

My word for 2015 was Purpose, and 2015 was definitely a year of deep thought and trying to find my purpose as a person and the purpose of my blog. In the process, I decided to sell one of my other blogs to focus on Pea of Sweetness and prepare for new projects that truly reflect myself and our family. It took a lot of trial and error and self reflection, and I’m still not sure I’ve found it, but it’s a work in progress.

Interestingly enough, in trying to find my purpose, I found myself comparing myself and Pea of Sweetness to other bloggers and their blogs. How I thought this fit my purpose, I have no idea! I ultimately feel like I lost my purpose! I don’t think there is anything wrong with learning from others, but it’s important to remember to be yourself. After reading I’m Happy For You, I got a new, important perspective, which inspired my word for 2016 – Contentment.

My Word for 2016 Contentment

Definition of Purpose from Dictionary.com:
[kuh n-tent-muh nt]
noun
1. the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.

Contented. Satisfaction. Ease of mind. That’s exactly what I’m pursuing this year. A lot of the things I said I wasn’t going to do last year, I did do, and I’m happy with that! I want to keep feeling that way about everything. Something happened back in 2013. I started connecting with other bloggers, and I felt inadequate. So I started trying to narrow down my niche, which led to creating the other blog. Then I was just spread way too thin. There was nothing wrong with what I was doing in the first place! In fact, that was my best year so far as a blogger, and I want to go back to that! I want to be content with that – content with being me.

In contentment, though, I also want to be content with where I am right now – in both my life and Pea of Sweetness. I am a firm believer that God can use me wherever I am right in this moment, so even if I’m not where I think I should be, I want to be content in that knowledge. It takes trust, and I need to just let go and trust Him. I want to pursue being content in the knowledge that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I’m not meant to be like anybody else, and if Pea of Sweetness is to be a reflection of myself, I need to be content in the knowledge that I am enough.

I feel good about 2016 because I’m going into it with the knowledge that no matter if everything goes the way I expect or it’s not at all what I expect, it is OK. I will strive to be content.

Word for 2016 Link Up!

Word for 2016 Link Up

What is your word for 2016? Please share by linking up below! If you didn’t blog about it, I’d still love to hear about it in the comments! If you have a link-up as well, please be sure to include {Linky} in your entry when you link up! I can’t wait to connect and reconnect with you!


 

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2016 Word of the Year LINK UP

 





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Comments

  1. Thank you for the link-up!

  2. Contentment is so hard! One of my favorite verses is the one that reminds me that contentment is learned, not something one has or doesn’t have. “For I have learned to be content. . .” Phil. 4:11-13 I hope your year is blessed with a content heart that can face whatever circumstances bring your way.

  3. I definitely need to work on contentment in my life. Thanks for hosting the linkup.
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  4. my word for 2016 is consistency…. 🙂
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  5. I’m definitely on the contentment part of my life.

  6. Love seeing what word everyone else chose. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Mine is mindset, I’m working on have a positive mental attitude and looking at the bright side.

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