2017 Word of the Year

2017 is here and it’s time to pick a word of the year. I haven’t put a lot of thought into it because this new year snuck up on me while I was focused on my health and on making a wonderful Christmas season for my family. In fact, I posted on Facebook last night that I had forgotten to pick a word and I needed suggestions. While I got quite a few really good suggestions, one really hit home with me and I’ve decided on my word!

In 2016, I picked the word LOVING and decided that I would focus on loving my family and friends throughout the year. I don’t know if I was completely successful in focusing on this word of the year, but I can tell you that I found several new people in my life to love on and I had a very loving year myself.

I tossed around a few different words for 2017 and considered all of the suggestions that were given to me, but, like I said, one word really stood out for me. Would I pick persistence or discipline or renewal, all to show my newfound athlete status in the gym after last year’s weight loss surgery? Nope, I think I’ve achieved some of that, but the word I picked this year is a strong one that will help me address so many aspects of my life.

Are you ready to read what my new word of the year will be for 2017?


If you know me at all, you know that my confidence has always been extremely low. I suffer from depression and anxiety that shakes my confidence on a daily basis. I lack faith in myself that I can achieve my goals and be a good person on a daily basis. I worry that my husband thinks I’m a bump on a log because I sleep a lot or am lazy when I’m not working or working out. I worry that I’m not going to achieve my workout and weight loss goals. I worry that I’m not the mom that Benjamin deserves. And you know what, worry is a sin that I commit on a daily, hourly basis!

With 2017 blooming in front of me, I’m planning to enter this year with CONFIDENCE that I can achieve my goals and I can be the wife, mom, daughter, sister, employee, and friend that I know I’m supposed to be. No more slacking in different areas of my life because I’m lacking the confidence that I can be great.

I’m going to be great in my work and know that I can be successful.

I’m going to be great in my home life and be the wife and mother that my family deserves.

I’m going to achieve my goals in the gym and weight loss goals I’ve set for myself.

I’m going to reconnect with my friends that I’ve let go because I was worried they didn’t have time for me.

I’m going to revive this blog and improve my skills so you guys will want to read what I have to say.

I’m going to have the CONFIDENCE to make 2017 my year!

I’m going to start NOW!

What is your 2017 word of the year?


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