Review of 2016 Word, Transform


Hey loves, it’s that time to say good-bye to this year and welcome in the new year. As I look back over the months, I find myself with many words and then there are times when I find myself with no words.  My word for the year was “transform” and boy has there been change going on in me.

When I selected that word, I had no idea the work that would come behind it.  I had moments of tears of sadness and joy.  I had to learn how to let go of the old and position myself to prepare for the new.

In order to do that, I had to grasp the understanding that the old was no longer going to get me to the next level of life. This can be scary because it is unfamiliar territory.  You become a student during transforming.

If I was to say that was HARD, that would be an understatement.  I participated in a lot of personal development. We play so many roles in life. When I am not playing the role of wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee, etc., who am I?

When I tell you that getting to know yourself can be something else, it can, well to me it was. Then, there were times when I got frustrated in the process because I was so used to, well not use to, but comfortable in my comfort zone.  I have been getting uncomfortable for the past 3 years. Each time, it has been scary but rewarding.

On top of that, my health wanted to act up which cause me to slow down.  Thank God so much for my husband, children, and sister. They have been Amazeballs.  I love exercising but I have been limited to what I can do and that has been a struggle itself because I also use it as one of the ways I release stress.  Even though we are nearing the end of the year, I have found peace (this was difficult) with my current workout regimen.  I am ready for 2017 to crush goals.

I will say that I had a break through moment when I finally decided to watch, “War Room.” Well, I read the book first and it was just what I needed to start the break through and the movie just finish it for me.  The movie has been out for a while but I always said I would watch it later.  But this particular moment in my life, I made it my business to find it.

I like to think that I watched it at the right time because when I say my prayer life has been on 100, more like a 1000.  I have to send praises up for this.   Every since the beginning of this blog, I have been working on my relationship with God and it has been progressing and I thanked him. God has continue to let me know that he got me.

As for my blog, I would like to thank everyone who take time out to read my thoughts.  I am grateful for every message I received encouraging me to continue on and how you have been inspired through my little corner on the internet.  There has been some transforming on the blog also.

I have changed the name to “Life Through Fancy Eyes.” I am going to pull this from the mission statement.  My aunt always say that there is a bright side in a situation, we just have to look for it.  Perspective is important regarding life. It is so easy to get caught up in the struggles until we can’t view life with our best eyes.

In order to view life with our best eyes (fancy eyes I like to call it), we have to give ourselves breaks from what is going on.  Sometimes we can be so stress until it becomes difficult to operate in a proper manner.

I want this to be a place where you can come and get a pleasant distraction, take a break, & regroup if you have to.  With topics ranging from healthy living, fitness, hair care, self-care, a dab of beauty & fashion with sprinkles of inspiration.

Honestly, I wouldn’t say that I have completed transforming but for the most part, I have put a dent in this goal.  I see progress in my faith, health, family, work, & blog.  I am blessed because my good days really did outweigh the bad ones.

My husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage this year.  I thanked God for my relationship with my kids. I have been enjoying time with myself.  I have been enjoying more life moments.  I have been taking time out to just breathe and smell the roses.  I have been living not just existing.

In conclusion, I feel good about how this year has turn out and may do a word of the year next year.  All of these goals with words of the year build on one another.

Saying good bye to 2016 and looking forward to all 2017 has to offer. Did you have a word for the year for 2016?

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57 thoughts on “Review of 2016 Word, Transform

  1. Love this! I never thought of having a WORD of the year! I would like to think mine was INSPIRE but that is honestly just more my favorite word than something I used as a means for DOING something about it. Maybe that will be my word of the year for 2017! Thanks for the idea. It sounds as if you did a lot of transformation – I am sure it was difficult but so worth it!

  2. You got me on the last paragraph. I celebrated 17 years with my husband this dec and as I’m getting older, I’m becoming more appreciative of thie things and less judgmental. Happy New Year!!

  3. Happy 20 years of marriage. How awesome!

    Yes, my word is “damn” I think. I’ll be writing more about why that is next week.

  4. I loved this post. I haven’t seen the movie yet but hear a lot of good things about it. I’m celebrating 20 years next year. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations for your achievement this year and your 20 years of marriage. Reaching that far was a hard goal nowadays but your family did it. And your being ready for 2017 to crush your remaining goals was a huge thing on your par but I know you can make it. Goodluck and God bless.

  6. Inspiring read! I was thinking about choosing a word of the year for 2017 but I doubt it would do anything to me. It’s amazing to read your story and I think I’m gonna give it a try!

  7. Transformation can be difficult, but good. Congratulations on 20 years. Many people don’t even make it past 5. I’m just on 13 🙂

  8. Congratulations and what a great way to look at things and personal development takes time to learn its a way to teach your mind to stop the negative thought patterns and change your thoughts but a great tool to use that can change your life and perspective upon anything

  9. Congratulations on celebrating 20 years of marriage! I don’t have a word for the year for 2016, but if I had to choose one, it would be “change”. There have been a lot of changes in our life this year.

  10. I actually didn’t make a for last year and I’m really sure what I would say for this coming year. I’ve failed two years in a row trying to make a family with back to back miscarriages so maybe mine should be “hope”. We are going to try IVF in March again and all I can do is hope it works! Happy New Year!

    1. Hey Dawn, so sorry to hear that, sending a virtual hug your way. While reading your respond, I can tell you are a woman of massive strength. Good luck in March and I am wishing you a GREAT 2017! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Yonca! Sorry to hear about your 2016. I will agree as I am hoping the same for all of us. Cheers to a GREAT 2017 🙂

  11. Transform is such a great word to use. Everyone grows in one way or another whether they want to admit to it or not.

  12. Happy to hear that you are happy how this year has turn out:) I will start my transformation it this new year:)

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