Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My Word for 2017


"For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again." 
[Proverbs 24:16] Bible 


I have chosen a Word of the Year for over ten years now. The inspiration came from one of my favorite scrapbookers...Ali Edwards. I have always been in awe of how GOOD she is at documenting her life. So when she encouraged her readers to pick a Word and build on it all year long....I couldn't resist.

Some of my Words through the years have been...

Possibilites
Reinvent
Story
and 
this 
Year's
Word
was
Commit.

Sometimes I just KNOW what my Word will be and I thought that was going to be the case for 2017.
LOVE was my first pick for MONTHS. I even had a cuff made in the fall thinking that would be it.
But then
when I REALLY got to thinking about it...it changed.
And as usual instead of me choosing my Word...
my Word chose me.

I honestly can't remember when I've been so excited about a New Year, A New Word and New Goals.

2016 was a quiet, self-reflecting year for me.
I spent a lot of time in my own little cocoon...reading, dreaming and being way too hard on myself.

2017 is my Coming Out Party!!
I am breaking out of my shell...
Ready to take on the World!

My Word for 2017 is
 PERSEVERANCE.


I have made some pretty sizable goals for myself in 2017.

The one I am most excited about...
the one I know will change my perspective in life...
the one that will allow me to reach ALL my other goals...
is
to
become
a Runner
again.

In my 30's I began running and LOVED it.
It changed me.
I felt more confident...
more determined to reach my goals.
I wasn't afraid
and I ALWAYS did my best.

Not gonna lie...
I am in terrible shape.
I have 35 pounds heavier...
I am out of breath quickly...
and I am 50 years old.

But you know what??
NONE of those things is going to STOP ME!!

AM
going
to 
SUCCEED.


I would LOVE to know what YOUR Word for 2017 is.
Please share with me in the comments here or in my FB group!!

Let's make 2017 our BEST year EVER!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. My word for 2017 is "Radiant". Today at the library I took down the huge Oxford Dictionary to search for synonyms. I wrote a page of them in my journal and plan to continue that project another day. I look forward to a year in which I am illuminated and can shine, brightening the way for others, glowing and luminous, bright and bringing light. I do not know quite how that will all work out but I am anticipating some "AHA" moments and some epiphanies and some golden beams upon my path. It will exciting to watch. Already I am noticing passages of words about light and about awakening. A new year dawns with its own radiant promise.

    Honey Bee

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  2. Wow...this is so gorgeous. Thank you Honey Bee for sharing!! I love how you are looking for your word and synonyms and meanings. You have inspired me to do the same:)

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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