2017 Words

Discussion in 'Celebrate Me' started by happy2bme, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Great word Shannon,
    Will look forward to following your journey throughout the year.
  2. ejagno

    ejagno Well-Known Member

    "Restoration" seems to speak to my heart and soul. It's been a rough few years dealing with terminally ill parents/in-laws. I have been the primary caregiver which means I've literally shut MY LIFE down almost completely to care for them. As my FIL is in his final days my thoughts have turned to somehow recovering and restoring my life (home, friendships, goals, hobbies, dreams.......). Little by little I'm trying to start thinking in terms of taking care of myself although I do have both of my parents to consider as well. My Mom has COPD and my Dad is in the advanced stages of Dementia. That alone makes me scared to even dream of having my life back but a little freedom is better than none so I'll take what I can get for as long as it lasts.
  3. Sugarplum

    Sugarplum Active Member

    Ellen-my thoughts are with you as you are dealing with such heartbreaking situations. I think your word is perfect.

    I've been trying to think of a word. Things been difficult the past year, I think I need to get out of the mindset of just surviving things. I need to believe I can have Success.

    Success: The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.

    I need to be successful in achieving my goals of a decluttered and clean house and even more so helping DH clean out our storage units so it doesn't fall to someone else to deal with. Of being able to do all the projects I have planned in my mind, like a family archival website I want to create. Of being successful in my job so I can be an asset and advance my position. I want to be successful in having a good diet and getting exercise with DH. Successful in getting back to a more balanced work/home life.

    I feel like I've been skimming through my life and just doing the minimum, with things left undone. I need to see and feel success. And I need to do the work to achieve that.
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Ellen and Robin.
    These are both wonderful words and I really hope that you both have an amazing year.
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  5. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Love reading thru seeing the words people are picking.
  6. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    I agree. Great choices. I wish you both the best this year.
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  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    First month of 2017 is behind us. How are we going with our words.
    I have chosen renew and I have made little progress.

    I have though renewed meal planning which had been forgotten over the last year or so. I do a meal plan for most nights of the week and I am enjoying some lovely meals.
    February will still be hot here but I am keen to get on with some plans.
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  8. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    I have done really well with my word so far- appreciate. But I knew that January would be no problem. The challenge for me really starts this month. January is holidays for us so its easy to be relaxed, take time and appreciate. Its now that school is back, swim season is on, life is getting busy and hectic that I need to stop and appreciate.
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  9. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    I have done really well with my word so far! Release has been a fantastic word for me, while difficult at times, it has become my fallback quite often and my mantra. My mom sent me that washer bracelet with my word on it and I wear it at all times (only remove it for showering). I find myself looking at it frequently throughout the day. I find myself saying NO to things that I normally would have said yes to because I felt like I should, not because I wanted to. I have been giving myself permission to do that and release the need to do ALL the things. Let someone else handle it, has been a frequent thought in my brain this past month and will absolutely continue. I can't be the ONLY one taking care of everything, especially things that don't cross over into my lane. I have already come across some kickback and unhappiness from others due to this, but they will get over it and figure it out. :)
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  10. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    I wish I'd kept track of my words over the years, but haven't. This year I realize I sadly didn't pick one, but I thought I'd share a quick thought. My daughter who is now 22, told me she chose a word of the year recently. She remembers me really thinking about those words and what they meant to me. I thought that was special. She doesn't follow this board, but traditions and things I've participated in over the years has defiantly rubbed off. That's kinda special..shes' more like her mom than she wants to admit. Oh..and sometimes she brings up my words from the past when I don't even remember them.
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  11. PamelaG

    PamelaG Active Member

    2017: EXPLORE

    I chose my word and added it to my signature block but I didn't ever come over here and talk about it. As this is probably (and hopefully!) our last tour of duty in Virginia, we are striving to see as many of the historic sites as we can - we've been stationed here twice before but Virginia is so rich in history, there is still so much more to see.

    Now that it's just the two of us at home (DD Sophia and DDog MudLynn are still in Washington), it's easy to take off for the day or budget permitting for the weekend when Vic's schedule allows.
  12. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Active Member

    My word is Break and it's been an interesting year so far. When that word first came to mind, it was a bit unnerving.

    I've had heartbreak with deaths of loved ones this past winter. One of my daughters broke her wrist. Just last night, I had breakthroughs with facing two fears of mine. I can see that my perfectionism is breaking apart some more. It is so freeing.

    This year's word has helped me to embrace things that I've spent most of my life avoiding. In the process, I'm learning a lot about myself.
  13. jollykelly

    jollykelly Active Member

    Mary - What a great affirmation of the power of a word.
  14. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    It is around this time of year that I need reminding of my word.
    The post Christmas hype has passed and day to day routines become the norm. Really need to revisit my word and the plans I made to keep me going for the next short while.

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