2015... shaking things off


And so it begins, another year. 2014 was the year I spent dwelling on abundance, and low and behold there was much abundance. There was always enough of everything, if not more. Even when it didn't seem like it was possible. Food. Money. Shelter. Love. Patience. Health. 

I was searching for a word to assign to 2015. And then it came to me. Not a word, but an intention. A phrase. The kids both got mp3 players for Christmas, and having recently discovered the incredible world of Taylor Swift, my daughter bops around the house singing "Shake it off... shake it off..." her hips swaying, her eyes dancing, her tiny voice becoming not so tiny. 

This is the year that I will learn to shake it off. To not care what others think. To shake off the comments that aren't really about me, even if they sting. To shake off the slights that come by way of getting cut in line, or a rude person at the post office. Traffic. Misunderstandings. Bad moods. Bad vibes. Because like Taylor says... the hater's are going to hate, hate hate, and the fakers are going to fake, fake, fake, so I'm just going to shake it off, all of it. 

I might even swing my hips, and my voice might even grow while I'm at it... 

Are you focusing on an intention, a word, or a phrase this coming year? I'd love to know what it is! 

{Writing Naturally: Winter begins on Monday... there's still room to join!}


  1. I like this a lot! I have not come up with my word or phrase for 2015 yet.

  2. Oh I love your intention! What a great thing to carry into the New Year!
    I have chosen Spirit as my word for the year. To become more in tune with my inner spirit. To be more comfortable with my true spirit, the me I was created to be. To let my dreams, desires and passions come to the surface and honor those. I am excited to see what manifests through that this year!

  3. I love that song and I cannot imagine someone saying an unkind comment to you.....makes me a little sad. I can be sensitive and it takes me many days to shake it off. I'm a work in progress.

  4. I think "shake it off" is a mantra so many of us (myself included!) need to embrace more--so, I love that you chose it. My "word" for the year is REACH, in all senses of the word. I'm really glad that we crossed paths in 2014, and hope for more of it in 2015. Happy New Year!

  5. That's a very worthy goal for the year. I feel I worked on that in 2014 and my whole life was better for it. I started to see others negativity as purely about them and not about me.

  6. I like to shake it off often. I'm pretty good at being a duck not a sponge, but sometimes life gets the better of me. My purpose driven word is open this year. Here we go...

  7. really good words…. i might do some shaken' with you ;) xo

  8. Corinne,
    I love this. What a great intention! Mine is "Be Here." I often get distracted by past and future without spending enough time on the present.
    I hope you have a relaxed and fun 2015!

  9. Taylor Swift has permeated my household, too. Great post. I think we may be soul sisters. Here's a link to my post about my word for the year :: Shed.


    Happy 2015!

  10. Oh yes, I love this. All of it. I'm so happy I popped in here today. Shaking it off is good. Happy New Year, Corrine.


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