It’s time for 2017’s word of the year! I love choosing a word of the year. It’s just a better option for my life style, and my ‘resolutions’ are usually complete. Last year my word of the year was grace. There were several things going on in our life that I had no control over. That was mostly getting and dealing with pregnancy and new motherhood, even tho I didn’t say it at the time 🙂 When that post went live, I didn’t even know I was pregnant just that we were trying. Grace ended up being the perfect word for last year. I kept it on my mind constantly and could feel it working in my life. It even popped up in my sons name by complete coincidence. Jack – God is gracious.
So it was a no brainer for me to choose another word of the year for this year. 2017’s word of the year is flourish.
I had no idea where to start this year. Since September 20th, I haven’t thought about anything but being a mom. When I gave 2017 two minutes of thought I realized it would be much the same. And then a pinterest search lead me to the image above! Flourish was an easy and obvious choice for me. I want little Jack to flourish in his first year of life and be the best boy he can be!
One of my main concerns regarding motherhood is not lose myself as a woman and person outside of being Jack’s mom. I’ve seen it happen to lots of women – the kids go to school and they’re lost. Then the kids move out, and holy cow. So I also want myself to flourish. Keep giving myself creative outlets, dates with my husbands, girls nights out, etc.
Do you choose a word of the year? I’d love to hear what it is!