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...


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

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...
a Runner

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!!


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!!!!!


  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

  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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