Sunday, January 1, 2012

Word of the Year 2012



verb (used without object), e·merged, e·merg·ing.

1. to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity
2. to rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid.
3. to come up or arise, as a question or difficulty.
4. to come into existence; develop.
5. to rise, as from an inferior or unfortunate state or condition.


Every year, I choose a word to help guide me through the year.
This year, I have chosen the word Emerge.

This post put the word in my mind.
I toyed with other possible words for the year but kept coming back to Emerge.

I googled the word and came across this image.
"She Hoped To Emerge A New Woman" struck me as the perfect description.
That's exactly what I hope for in 2012.

I hope to Emerge in 2012 as a
more secure,

What's your Word of the year?

Word of the Year 2011 - Courage
Word of the Year 2010 - Thrive
Word of the Year 2009 - Survive


Joc(e) said...

I think it is a great choice for the Word of the Year, and I think it really fits you too :-) I think my word of the year is going to be Change...I just don't feel right about "committing" to it right now. I know, it's sad...but I'm messed up in the head :-) I'm so proud of you Ter! (((HUGS)))

Sarah said...

I love it!!! It's going to be fun watching you emerge this year. Can't wait to see what comes of it! :)

My word/phrase/sentiment is betterment. I want to be a better me (work out more, eat better, take more me time and NOT feel guilty, keep in contact with friends better), better mom(less yelling, more playing, more teaching, more fun), and a better wife (better communication, more cooking). I'm going to be selfish and work on the me things first. I know that if I feel better about myself, the others will start to fall into place naturally and will make others around me more happy.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

LOVE this!!!!! What a great word!

Leslie said...

Ter, I love your word for the year! I look forward to watching you grow throughout the year and seeing you emerge a happier you!

Happy 2012!

Jenners said...

Excellent choice! I think this is a natural progression for you and the perfect choice!

Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

Happy New Year, Ter!

I'm eager to watch you emerge throughout the year.

Always thinking of you...

Sherri said...

Love your word and that quote. PERFECT. Funny how so many of the words tie together with eachother on this journey. :-) Thanks for stopping by to read mine.

Unknown said...

Very nice word! It seems you are already I wrong? I'm with you on the weight battle...I lost 30 lbs. last year but each day is a challenge...I've never been a thin person. Keep it up. You can do it!

Hopkins family said...

This is a great word! I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your story is unimaginable to me. Thanks for being a blogging friend.

Todd and Jodi said...

Fantastic word! Especially after reading what you've been through... you are obviously a very strong woman and an inspiration!
Lots of hugs for you!!

Jodi :)

Loribeth said...

What a wonderful word! It makes me think of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon with beautiful wings to lift it up.

Thank you for visiting my blog and inviting me to visit yours!!!!

Muddaritaville said...

Ter, I love your word and I love the progression and growth you have gone through with your choice of words.


Megs said...

Great word! May your year be blessed with opportunities to grow and become the person you were created to be! (And thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!)

Jerralea said...

Ter, I love your word! I kind of think that is what a lot of us hope to do this year, emerge a newer better version of what we were before!

Good luck on your journey!

maid marian said...

Emerge. What a great word! I love it. I hope that you once again find happiness along your path. Hugs!

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. So sorry to read of all your loss. Hoping that each day you are able to emerge.

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

Well, from surfing your blog I think this is definitely a good word for you. I wish you the best of luck in allowing this word to inspire you. I say, allow, because personally I have adopted words before but never opened myself up to fully "going there". It is not always easy to emerge but definitely worth the journey! I chose the word, Shift, as you know. I am hoping that the subtlety of this word will allow me to consider even the small points. Anyway, I am your newest follower. Love to hook up with fellow Canadian bloggers. Hope you drop on over again some time.

Shawna said...

SUCH a GREAT word of the year! Hope you find the wings you need :)

Unknown said...

That is an excellent word! I wish you all the best for 2012. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Krispy said...

I love your word of the year - its such a great word full of hope and promise - all the best for really living it in 2012. Thanks for checking out my blog too :-)

Kathy said...

Ter, You have been through so much and I think emerge is the perfect word for you this year. I love the image of the woman emerging. You have come so far already in your journey and I can't wait to see all wonderful transformations you will have this year. Thanks too for stopping by my blog as well. I hope 2012 will bring you an abundance of love and joy and healing.

Unknown said...

Love your word!-I am your newest follower from Layla's party-Stop by for a visit!

Shannon said...

Hi-thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your word you chose. I haven't read all the way thru yours yet, but what I did see has really touched me. I hope this becomes your year of "emergence".