2013: My One Word

When I read Kalley’s Post on One Word, I was more than happy to join because I had been meditating on my one word for weeks.

Last month as we were getting closer to the new year I was reading and hearing about people choosing words to represent when 2013 was going to mean for them. The first word that came to me was abundance. In 2013 I want abundance financially, spiritually and personally in my relationships. Then I realized that wasn’t the main goal, it was a strong part but not what resonated with me.

Then I thought about it some more, quieted myself to listen, and the word I heard was:


2013 is going to be a breakthrough year for me. 2012 was so good but it was a year to prepare.

I plan on having a breakthrough and moving to the next level in these areas

  • Finances
  • Relationships
  • Hobbies (Zumba instructing, Blogging)
  • Business (My cupcake business)
  • Career
  • Home (renovating and redecorating)
  • Spiritual Life (Getting closer to God)

These things are ready for me to expand and grow. It’s time for a breakthrough.

{Melanie over at  Only A Breath is doing a link up for the one Word 365 challenge.  She provided this amazing image graphic for me! If you’re interested in joining check out the link party here.}

Anyone else going to have a breakthrough this year? How? What is YOUR one word?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. I intend to have a breakthrough with my fitness aspirations this year. I loved Kalley’s word Patience as well. You all are focused this year! I’m happy to piggyback. I’m going to check out this link up. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to hearing about these many breakthroughs! I know you will enjoy teaching Zumba!
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  2. Kalleyc

    Breakthrough is an excellent word. It’s so awesome 2012 was the year for you to set everything up. Looking forward to hear about your journey.
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  3. Love the word breakthrough! It’s so positive. Mine is fearless :-)
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  4. I feel like I am on the verge of a breakthrough in my marriage. Is that weird? Maybe I’ll share one day… Breakthrough is such a great word! I can’t wait to see how this word surfaces all throughout 2013 for you.

    My word is “Rise.” I posted about it here if you wanna check it out: http://www.upwardnotinward.com/2013/01/falens-one-word.html

    I am a new follower from the Followers to Friends Blog Hop. We are neighbors on there. I’m glad I stopped by. Wonderful to meet you.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by the blog hop! Would love for you to follow along :)


  6. I love your word! It’s soo hard to come up with one word to serve as the focus for a whole year, isn’t it? It needs to be something pretty powerful…and yours definitely is. Can’t wait to browse the rest of your blog! (New follower via Followers to Friends)
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  7. Breakthrough is a wonderful word! My word for the year is “anew”! Good luck in accomplishing your 2013 goals!
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  8. Love it, I still haven’t come up with a word yet.
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  9. That’s the perfect word!
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  10. 06519723116491335490 says:

    I enjoyed this read, Nellie! I haven’t thought of using one word to represent what 2013 would mean for me before, but after reading this I know for sure it will be “fearless.” The word came right to me while reading!

    The main thing I’m hoping for a breakthrough in is my finances. I have to get myself back into better financial shape!

    I wish you the best in all of your goals for this year and I know you’ll rock it all out!

    Love and blessings,

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