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My Word for 2016 and 6 Simple Resolutions

How was your first week of easing back into normalcy? I guess it’s safe to say we have all settled back into our regular routines and tasks?

Or maybe not. Haha!

During my short vacation (I haven’t had a paid vacation in four years! Thank you Lord!), I had time to think about what I really want to see and accomplish this year. I know a lot of other bloggers blog about their word for the year. I’ve wanted to do that, too, but had never found the time to sit and really think about it (because, again, as a freelancer, I used to have no paid leave at all). Now that I had time, I thought about 2016 and what it means to me.

And I realised that, based on the decisions and changes my family, my partner, and I made during the last part of 2015, 2016 should be a year of:


2016 is my year of Commitment

1. A commitment to God and becoming a better Christian

2. A commitment to an even stronger relationship with Job despite the big changes looming in the horizon

3. A commitment to my family no matter what happens and a commitment to becoming a better mother to Yuri (preschool, here we come!)

4. A commitment to remain a person of integrity in the workplace, whether in Stay At Home Mum or in the real estate industry

5. A commitment to be more available for my dearest friends, old and new

6. And a commitment to taking care of myself in all aspects

Last year, there were a lot of things, a lot of transitions, and I’m sure there will be more changes coming this year but I am committed to keeping my faith, the most important people to me, and myself despite the changes. I think I have already spent the last couple of years changing, improving, excelling that what I want to do the most now is hold on to the basics of my being, the simple things that make me me.

This year, no matter how my life changes, I’m committed to keeping my core intact.

psalm 37:5


With God’s grace, I’m ready to face whatever life will throw my way.

Bring it on, 2016.

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  • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac January 6, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I love your WORD! 🙂 I look forward to your year of breakthroughs bec of your commitment to God’s plans.

    • Reply Maan January 6, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Yay thank you for the affirmation! :*

  • Reply Madz January 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I hope you’d be able to commit to the word that you chose for this year.

  • Reply Neri Ann January 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I first heard this one word to describe your year from a fm radio station. I am still thinking what will be the best word to describe my 2015 too!

  • Reply berlin January 6, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Too deep a word but definitely such a beauty for 2016. And yes, with God’s grace always.

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei January 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you achieve everything you set out to do this 2016!

  • Reply Eli Caballero January 7, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for this inspiring post!. 🙂

  • Reply sarah tirona January 7, 2016 at 10:59 am

    thoughts we all need to keep in mind! happy 2016! great post 🙂

  • Reply Louisa January 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    That’s a fitting word. 🙂 I think mine would be Prioritize. I’ve been stretching myself so thin that I forget who and what I should be focusing on. This year I plan on doing just that.

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  • Reply edelweiza January 8, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Bring it on, indeed. Happy 2016, Maan! 🙂

  • Reply Denice January 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Happy New Year to you! I hope that you achieve all of your goals/commitments this 2016!

  • Reply M January 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Nice resolutions, your number 5 is the same as mine. I’m sure you’ll have beautiful new year ahead!

  • Reply Mhaan arambulo-delos santos January 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Happy New Year! May you achieve all your goals this year! 🙂

  • Reply Celerhina Aubrey ★ January 11, 2016 at 2:02 am

    I love your word. Oo nga I’ve been reading a lot of word of the year stuff. Hahahah! I do that every year since 2010. But now I have a hashtag na. #WISER2016. Hihihihi!Goodluck on this sis. Happy new year.

  • Reply Mommy Pehpot January 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Happy New Year Maan! Commitment is a strong word ha but I’m sure with God’s guidance sisiw sayo ang 2016 🙂

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    Hi Maan, Nice resolution. GIt’s almost the end of mid-year but I hope that you’ve successfully accomplish your “commitment” for 2016 !

    Cheers !!

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