My Word for the Year

After seeing that Carolyn asked in the SoCal Lady Bloggers Group on Facebook if we were choosing a Word of the Year, I was intrigued and rather quickly decided on MY special word that would be mine for 2013…..


I admit that this was chosen on a whim. I’m now quite happy that this word popped into my mind as it certainly does indicate how I hope my attitude is towards life this year. I want to pursue this crazy, awesome, sometimes lonely but often very exciting job of BLOGGING and keep Along Comes Mary here and in your face (in a good way!)

I want to make more exciting opportunities happen. To not be afraid of attending school and making a degree happen. I want to wear my heart on my sleeve and keep looking for a significant other (Oy, I cannot believe I am still saying this.) I want to try to travel and get out there more. Now, I have the perfect excuse. I need to write great stories, no?

And, the only way for all this to occur is via one little word. Persistence, my friends!

I must say, “Persistent” has stuck in my head since I was a teenager reading Seventeen Magazine. I read a fun fashion article by a college intern who modeled cute new outfits and reviewed them. It made me wonder how she became an intern at the top teen publication. Being the snail mailer I was back then, I decided to write this girl a letter and imagine my surprise when she answered me. She explained that the opportunity arose from her English professor at a Brooklyn junior college. She said if magazine writing was a passion of mine, “Just be persistent” and chances would come my way, whether it be for magazines or newspapers.

It’s exciting to think that a new year is upon us, maybe persistence will apply to something not even in my life yet. I hope for many adventures and cannot wait to bring you all along for my ride.

Have you ever thought of a word for the year? I would love to know! xo



  1. Mandee

    January 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    My word is Laughter. I want this year to be full of laughter.

    1. Along Comes Mary

      January 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      That is such a great word & goal, Mandee!

  2. horsingaroundinla

    January 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Nice word! Go check out my word… It’s funny how similar our words are… hehehe 😉 Great minds think alike though, right? I am confident that 2013 will be a great year for you and that your persistence will pay off!! <3

  3. Susan Cooper/

    January 21, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I love what you chose and how you see it in your life this year. Mine would be Patience. Something I need allot right now… LOL

    1. Along Comes Mary

      January 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Ooooh, trust me, Susan, I could use some extra patience most days!!!;)

  4. Dawn Lopez (@marriedcoupons)

    January 22, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Very cool, I like that word! I don’t have a word for the year.. but a saying… work smarter, not harder!

    1. Along Comes Mary

      January 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Awesome, Dawn!! Thanks for stopping by!:)

  5. Emily

    January 22, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I love it! I need to remind myself of all of these words – great!!

  6. Tiffany

    January 22, 2013 at 1:56 am

    This is so great, Mary! I think persistence is a great word! I think my word would have to be strength! I need strength to keep the courage to put my life out there on the blog, raise my girls and do what is best for us!
    I wish you luck in getting a degree! It’s even harder to do when you have kids so get to it now!

  7. Michele Brosius (@SavingMichele)

    January 22, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Nice words to live by! I need to give this some thought. I would really like to come up with a word. Thanks for sharing and getting me thinking!!

  8. Amanda Tempel

    January 23, 2013 at 12:51 am

    I love this! I definitely agree about being persistent. If you have goals, being persistent can help you get there faster 🙂

  9. Along Comes Mary

    January 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Hahah, I agree Tiffany!;) Would rather go to school before I think of kids!;)

  10. JadeLouise Designs (@JadeLDesigns)

    January 24, 2013 at 7:10 am

    That is a great word! Mine would be persistent or balance. I need both this year.

  11. melissa

    January 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Thats what I need to be more of…..persistent. Thanks for encouraging!

  12. mamatomanyblessings

    January 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I read 17 magazine too, we are dating ourselves! I would say impatient, and that’s not a good word for me!

  13. Elia@conservamom

    January 25, 2013 at 2:56 am

    What a great post! We should all try to be persistent right? 🙂

  14. Marina (@ebmommy)

    January 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Haven’t really spent time narrowing down on one word but right now the word that comes to mind is resourceful/.. I want…need…to be more resourceful in more areas than one…esp with time!

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