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Friday, January 8, 2016

Be Bold 2016 Linkup: Word for the Year

First and foremost, I would like to mention that I have been writing 2015 on all of my papers. At least it is pretty easy to change a 5 to a 6!

Anyway, today's post is super exciting today. I know I say that for pretty much every post, but I truly mean it this time. I am on the edge of my seat, I am bouncing the walls, I am an eager beaver, I think you get the point. I will now introduce the #BeBold2016 Linkup hosted by Kate of A Thought And A Half, Gina of Gina Alyse, Christina of The Social Butterfly Girl, Allie of Call Me Sass A Fras, & Catherine of The Blissful Mind. Every Friday during the month of January there will be a new topic regarding the new year and new goals. As you might of guessed by the title, this week's topic is about our 'word for the year.' I have seen people throwing around words like; devotion, confident, persistent, generous, & focused. While of course I would love to be all of these things, the one word that came to mind to me was FEARLESS.



Don't lie to yourself, if you're anything like me you started singing Fearless by Taylor Swift. Though when this word first came to mind I was in my study hall class and I don't think it would of been appropriate to reenact one of TSwift's hits. American Idol is always an option, I suppose.

In all seriousness, I chose this word because of where I am at in my life. I am finishing up my first semester as a high school senior, I will be going off to college in the fall, and in June I will be turning 18 aka into an adult. While I am both thrilled and apprehensive about the future, I can't wait to see what it holds. Through the experiences of this year I want to have the mindset of being fearless.

When you look up most definitions of fearless, it says something along the lines of "without fear" or "lacking fear." But when I look to be fearless during this new year, it means that I will be afraid to jump and fall (another Swifty hit) but I do it anyway. To me, being fearless means that you are terrified but you don't let it stop you.

This can be as simple as trying a new food, talking to a unacquainted classmate, or even trying a new fashion trend. Most people view fearless people as people who take big and exciting risks, but even the little things can be exhilarating.

If you made it to the end, bravo! I hope this maybe gave you some inspiration to be fearless or even come up with your very own word for the year!

"Cause I don't know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless"

10 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness! Yes, I started singing T. Swift! I love this word for the year, and it's a great reminder for our daily lives!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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    1. Haha!! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone, thanks for reading Mikayla!

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  2. YES!!! That is my word of the year too!!! And i even mentioned Taylor in my post! hahaha Living fearless is something we ALL should strive for! Love your post!

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    1. That's awesome, great minds think alike!

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  3. This is such a great word, Sydney! I love the idea of being fearless and pushing for all your goals.

    Happy new year!
    -Alison
    www.beautyandblazers.com

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    1. Thank you so much Alison, I'm glad to hear you agree! Happy New Year!!

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  4. Obsessed with this post! I think that it might be, dare I say, my favorite post on your blog!
    Rebecca x
    www.sunnyrebecca.com

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    1. You just made my day Rebecca, that means so much to me!!:)

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  5. Looooove it! What a time in your life - I remember that time and feeling a similar way. And I totally agree - fearless means being afraid and doing it anyway. Nothing should ever stop you from doing you. Thanks for linking up! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kate! I'm so glad I got to join this linkup, and I can't wait till next week!!

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