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What is Your Word for 2017?

Happy New Year! With each and every new year comes a new chance to start again. New opportunities to make a fresh beginning, and set new goals.

The holidays – while overindulgent and entertaining – are also a time for deep reflection. Early January is a time to regroup, refocus and begin planning and scheduling for the rest of the year. Making a list of goals early in the year makes it easier to crank the gears into motion, starting off the new year on a positive and productive note.

One Word

A recent trend has been to come up with one word as a theme word for the year. For those of you who like setting goals, the idea of your goal or theme for the year summed up into one single word seems both daunting and thrilling at the same time.

What one word would encompass all of the things you hope to be, do, accomplish in a year?

In 2014, my word was flourish – a time to see my business grow and expand. In 2015, I couldn’t choose one word so I opted for three theme words for the year.

In 2016, my word was nurture; I felt that I had the foundation for my career, and new relationships formed, that it was time to nurture them.

What is your word for 2017?

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Do you have a theme word for 2017? Narrowing your goals for the year to just one word can be a challenge. But what would your word be?

Here is my word for 2017:



clear or obvious to the eye or mind.

readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious;apparent;


display or show (a quality or feeling) by one’s acts or appearance; demonstrate.

to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly:

to prove; put beyond doubt or question

Manifesting is being able to convert the energy of our thoughts and dreams into a new materialized form.

We are always manifesting. Each thought you have informs your energy, and your energy manifests into your experiences. Your thoughts and energy create your reality.

Beginning with one intention at a time, you can manifest your desires, and create anything in your life.

This year, my book is going to be published. It’s been a labour of love for several years; a goal that I’ve been working towards since I began my blog.

There are some things I’ve written and revealed in my book that I haven’t written about before… personal thoughts that I haven’t yet shared. But now I’m ready to reveal them – and discuss them more openly and fully.

My book is after all entitled, “The Truth About Motherhood: What They Didn’t Tell You… About the First Year.” My goal is to be more truthful and open about some of my own personal experiences.

I feel like 2017 will be year where everything I’ve worked towards is finally manifesting; and with that, my hope is to continue to grow and flourish.

What is your word for 2017?

What is Your Word for 2015?

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. But I do attempt to create new goals for myself for the new year.

With a new year comes a new beginning, a chance to start over and start something new. The brutal winter weather and lack of sun doesn’t help elevate the mood though – wouldn’t it be much more productive to have the new year start in May or June?

But January it is and through the bitter cold and snow, we push through with fresh ideas in our minds and a renewed sense of hope.

Last year I jumped on the blogging bandwagon of creating a “word” for the new year and sharing it with others. Rather than make a new year’s resolution, you create a power word or theme word for the new year – a simple way to remember what your main goal for the year will be.

Narrowing it all down to just one word can can be a challenge. How can you sum up everything that you want to achieve this year in just one word?

At end of the year, it’s helpful to review the year and how that word affected your actions. Did your life change because of that one word? Did you learn something new? What challenges or blessings did the word bring?

In 2014, my word was flourish which I was drawn to because I felt I had built a solid foundation in my work and it was time to see it grow vigorously.

The best part of writing out your goals for the year is that you can see what you’ve accomplished. When you are able to write out what you hope to achieve, your goals become clearer and you’re able to put your ideas into concrete action.

So what is my word for 2015? I have three simple but powerful words that I’m drawn to for 2015:


It’s time to tune out the noise which has caused me to procrastinate, be less productive and waste precious time. This means cutting down the time spent on social media which is a big time sucker.

Do I really need to know what that girl who I barely remember in high school ate for breakfast? No. I don’t need to spend 10 hours on Twitter every day so that I’m up-t0-date on every news story or celebrity Instagram photo uproar.


Live in the moment. Find the simplicity in everyday tasks and enjoy them fully. Take deep breaths along the way. Focus on the present moments rather than worry about the future.

It takes practice – I know this because I was there some time ago where I felt like I was in a meditative state all the time. Then the stresses of life built up and overcame me, wreaking havoc and disrupting my calm demeanour. It’s time to get back to that cool, calm and collected person that I used to be…before kids, right?!?!


Stress is at an all-time high and it’s terrible for your physical and mental health. I need to carve out time to relax, exercise and meditate. Following those first two words will enable me to have increased opportunities for leisure.

Spend more time playing, experiencing, cooking for fun, traveling… the things that we work to hard to enjoy.

What is your theme word for 2015?