Why I’m Not Making A Resolution for 2015

Inspiration, Featured


The internet is full of suggestions to create New Year’s resolutions: desire lists, help to change our habits, gratitude exercises, encouragement to make a list of intentions or take on new traditions for 2015. Last year, along with Chris Brogan, I selected three words as intentions for 2014: Community, Create, Growth. I liked that exercise and truthfully did focus on those three words all year long. You can read “My Three Words for 2014 blog here. It was really quite amazing.

In 2015, I’m simplifying my approach.

My word for 2015 is BOLD.

Some images that inspired me.  {collage: local seagulls, zebras in Kenya, me on safari and surfing in Costa Rica}


I am not going to try to fix my life, or lose weight. I do have some things I would like to master like Spanish so I can speak with the locals when I’m in Cuba and then Spain this year. And I would like to take more photographs while properly digesting what I am seeing and feeling. 2015 will be my year to try entirely new things and foster and fuel my creativity, just for starters.

So all of this is to say, I selected one word for 2015. Just. One. Word. One word to inspire me. To wake up to.

The word is BOLD. Here are a few images that remind me of my word for 2015. BOLD. Live BOLDLY. I have big things coming up in 2015. It’s a perfect word for me. Do you make a list of some sort, or select a word? I would love to hear about what you find beneficial in your life.


My word for 2015 is BOLD.

My word for 2015 is BOLD. {collage: hot air balloon ride in Kenya, news of Cuba opening up to Americans, focus on Moon PR and  photographic safari}

These might give you ideas:

1. Use Pinterest to post images that align with your desires or word.

2. Denise DiGrigoli’s My Daily Drive, set aside nine minutes a day — “Life is daily. Move it forward, mindfully”.

3. Journal 52 — weekly prompts.

4. Chris Brogan — his 3 words for 2015.


Photographs in this particular post are taken with the iPhone 5s and the EOS Canon 5D Mark 111.

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