Two years ago I started during a word of the year. In 2015 my word was “survive.” I chose it at the end of the 2014 when there was a lot going on. During 2015, I became pregnant and had an extremely difficult pregnancy. You can read that post under Here. I had no idea how true that word would be for 2015.
In 2016 my word was “change”. Although I had no major life changes, I did undergo a lot of change. I learned it was okay to change my perspective, sometimes that is the only thing that can change. As much as I would like to change others or situations, it is more reasonable to change the way I look at the person or situation. This change did not come easy for me.
This year, 2017, my word is simply “Focus”. There are several areas of my life that I want to focus on. If you read my previous post “Goals” I mentioned a few of them. I want to be focused on my life, including my family, my faith, my career, and hobby. One area that I would like to become more intentional about is this blog. As you can probably see, I write because I enjoy it. Writing is a way to express myself and I love sharing my life with you all.
I hope by publishing this post on January 1, 2017 that I will encourage someone to think about a word for the year. Of course, by making this public, it also forces me to be accountable even when I get discouraged and tired. Let’s make 2017 awesome!