My Word for 2015….

I’ve been here, literally, for easily almost two hours, desperately trying to find the perfect word to award my own for the new year. Gilmore Girls streaming on Netflix, kitchen breaks for chocolate or wine, frantically searching the Saurus, my dog by my side, that’s the scene in my living room right now. The past two years I’ve done this fun assignment, I have easily known what that word would be. 2015? None has felt just right for what I am wanting to focus on. Just what am I going after? I want to explore my surroundings, discover new adventures, expand the blog, feel good, enjoy my wonderful life and my family, love my boyfriend, Hammy, have fun.

I’m pretty damn lucky; I have it all in my ‘all’ own way, and want to take advantage of that and this one little life I have been given. So, word?? One to combine all of that? Pretty please?

Well, ladies and gents, I have chosen ONWARD to represent my year ahead. Onward to new things. new opportunities, new friends, new adventures,Β new hobbies…you get the idea.


“Carry On” was also in the running, as was being ‘persistent’ and ‘content’, but, we’ve already had focuses on those words in the past; I still stand by and love my word I chose last year: Cheers! A salute I have been lucky to say and act upon, more than once, this past 2014.

How has this year been for you? I know for many, it was not such a great year. Another reason for ONWARD to be an anthem; Onward & upward to a new start, beginning. Don’t look back, just keep swimming. Er, moving.

I’ve also been thinking a quite good amount on GOALS and where I want to go, literally, in this new year. Not only am I passionate to keep Along Comes Mary alive and thriving, but, I hope to get you out of my neighborhood much more than last year; I love Los Angeles, but I know I love this world, the bit more I have seen as months have gone by.

2014 definitely shaped up to one of my greatest years yet; with travels throughout California, concerts, friends, love, a new house and plenty of great food, I can only hope 2015 can out do itself. You know how I’ll find out? Moving ONWARD to see whats in store! xo



  1. Jennifer

    December 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I LOVE the word that you chose!! To me it represents moving forward & not looking back. I have yet to choose a word yet…still pondering the choices. Happy New Year’s Mary to you & yours! πŸ™‚

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Jen!! That’s what I am going for! =D

  2. krugthethinker

    December 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    What an awesome word! I love it!! Happy new year! πŸ™‚

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 10:55 am

      You guys too, Cameron! πŸ™‚

  3. Pat

    December 30, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Mary — I like your word ‘onward’ for the New Year. It sets the tone right at the start and I can see that for you. Congratulations on a great 2014 and hope 2015 will be just as wonderful, if not better. Happy New Year — God bless!

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 10:55 am

      You too, Pat! So happy Susan connected us this past year!

      1. Pat

        December 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm

        So glad she did, Mary. It’s been great getting to know you. I especially enjoyed your post where you stole away down the coast for some alone time. All the best in the New Year — see you in 2015.

        1. AlongComesMary

          December 31, 2014 at 3:33 pm

          Thank you so much. It thrills me that I not only have you as a reader, but that you have favorite posts! πŸ™‚

          1. Pat

            January 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

            You bet, Mary. I’m happy to spread the love. Have a great first New Year’s weekend.

  4. Ken Dowell

    December 31, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Interesting idea. Made me think of those societies who associate a year with an animal. That would be another way to do it. Admittedly without giving it a lot of thought I’ll go with “explore.”

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Good pick, Ken! Like the animal idea, too πŸ™‚

  5. Catarina

    December 31, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Good choice. Would personally like to add breakthrough. Which is the best word? Would be like discussing what came first the chicken or the egg:-)

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Very true, Catarina! I’ve already read of some other fantastic choices for words of the year–never ending choices! πŸ˜‰

  6. Donna Janke

    December 31, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Interesting idea – picking a word for the year. I will likely be mulling that over for the rest of the, looking for my word. Onward is a good choice. All the best in 2015.

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 10:53 am

      You too, Donna! Love your blog πŸ™‚

  7. Jacqueline Gum

    December 31, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Great word…very positive and motivating! I’m sure you’ll make it happen too! Here’s to a great 2015 for you!

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Thanks so much new friend!! xo

  8. Tim

    December 31, 2014 at 11:07 am

    There is no denying that “Onward” is full of optimism, courage, stamina, and motivation. Good word to leave behind one year and blaze a trail to the next.

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Thank you, Tim!

  9. andleeb

    December 31, 2014 at 11:57 am

    The selection of words for you over last couple of years was great.
    I have not selected any word for me yet. I got this new idea from your post. I will think about this and will see what comes to be or defines me.
    I am happy for you that you have accomplished many of your goals and its nice to know that you have completed two years of blog.
    I hope new year will bring peace, prosperity for all of us.
    Thank you.

    1. AlongComesMary

      December 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Look forward to reading your blog in the new year πŸ™‚

  10. Beth Niebuhr

    January 3, 2015 at 1:17 am

    I wouldn’t have thought of onward but it is perfect! So positive and enthusiastic, which really sets a great tone for the new year. Enjoy 2015 and the new things you will explore!

    1. AlongComesMary

      January 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Thank you so much, Beth!! πŸ™‚

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