Monthly Archives: January 2018

My 2018 Word

This is my seventh year of adopting one little word at the start of a new year. Every single one of these words have become dear to me and have focused me in ways no list of goals has ever been able to do.

Embracing one word sounds simple, but the reality is that it makes me dig in deep and carefully evaluate what is important and what needs to be adjusted in my life. As I look at my list of words, I can clearly recall where I was at the beginning of the year in comparison to the end, how I grew, and how my word aided me on my journey.

While each word has been completely different, they’ve built upon each other to help build me.

Worth (it)

As I move forward with my word for 2018, I have an idea of what I want to gain from it, but I don’t know the future.

  1. My life will be better for getting to know this word.
  2. It will not always be easy to embrace it.

This is how life works, word or no word; and I know that I’ve only been better for each word that’s guided me through the last several years.

All of these sentiments prove why I’m happy to announce that 2018’s word is


I work hard. It’s part of who I am, and I don’t believe that’s a bad thing. However, it’s crucial to make sure I take time to slow down and wonder. Reflecting and learning come naturally to my personality, but sometimes I get too busy thinking and doing to just sit and wonder.

I don’t tend to notice the little things around me enough, and I want to do that more.

I don’t want to sit and do absolutely nothing but watch a movie, but I need to do it sometimes.

I can’t help but grow by watching the world of wonder in which my kids live when they are playing pretend, but I don’t sit and play pretend with them as much as I would like to.

Those are just a few reasons why I look forward to wondering more this year.

For all of my fellow one word friends, please share your word with me! I love hearing what inspires you.