Tell Me Something Tuesday: Word of the year

Posted January 12, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 10 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Resolutions / Words of the Year: Do you do them?

I have fluctuated between doing resolutions and not doing them over the years. Over the past few years, I’ve stopped because rather than being a start of the year goal setter, I’m more of a continuous goal setter. As you may have noticed with my FitReaders posts, I’m constantly working on myself – that’s my fitness goals, but every month I take stock of my progress on several goals and adjust. So in the sense that January 1 is the start of a new month, yes, I set goals for the year January 1. But in reality, it’s just part of an ongoing process.

This year, I decided I really do want to do a word of the year. I like the idea of having a mantra to guide me throughout the year as I focus on those continuous goals.


That’s my word of the year because it embraces the next step for me. I’ve done a lot of work over the years and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. But this past year I’ve done a lot goal setting without fully committing and making my goals a reality. It’s time to making everything I want to feel and experience a reality… via my thoughts, actions, beliefs, and emotions… it’s time to manifest. I need to believe in my goals and live them in every choice I make, I thought I think, every thing I feel. I’m really excited about it and I even got myself a bracelet to wear everyday with the word on it. If I remember, when it comes, I’ll update this post with a picture.

Edit to add picture! I forgot before publishing but same day isn’t so bad, right?

manifest bracelet

What about you?

Next week’s topic: Bookish Jobs: if you could do something in the bookish world for employment, what would you choose and why?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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10 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Word of the year

  1. That’s such a great word! I don’t normally do words and like you I like to set goals and adjust throughout the year. This year I also decided to pick a word: simplify. I make things much too complicated and then just stop doing them. This year instead of stopping I’m going to take a look at if I need to simplify something.

    You can do this! Manifest away, dear!

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  2. Excellent choice! I hadn’t settled on any words, goals or resolutions for the year but I’m veering towards accountability. Too often, I want to do things, or say I’ll do things – like read a specific book – and then I don’t. I’d like this year to be the year I stop getting in my own way, I guess! 🙂

    Good luck with manifesting all you want to achieve.