My Word for 2017

My word for 2017

Last year I have to admit wasn't all bad. Yes, it had lots of bad things happen but really for our first year as homesteaders it wasn't all that bad.

I didn't pick a word for last year. I have in previous years but didn't set an intention for 2016. This morning I had a word pop into my head and it's really stuck with me for the last few hours as I've worked on cleaning the house. I thought and thought hard on it and it's now my intention or word for 2017.


My word for 2017

This year I want to grow.

I want to grow as a homesteader. There are so many things I have to learn. I am by no means an expert on homesteading and this journey has a lot of growth yet to learn and experience.

I want to grow as a homemaker. I'll be honest, I'm really not a natural born housekeeper. Sure I like things in their place but I have a horrible bad habit of letting things build up instead of taking care and staying on top of the cleaning. Then I get frustrated and it's a downward spiral from there. This year I want to nurture the habit of staying on top of things and creating a system that works for us so that our home is a place of comfort and peace.

I want to grow as a wife and mom. These precious relationships have been given to me and I want to nurture them and grow them. I want to yell less and encourage more. I want to spend time with the people that matter the most to me and not treat them badly.

I want to grow as a person. I want to become more disciplined, listen more, talk less, less lazy (yeah it happens), and a healthier version of myself. I want to learn to steward my time better so that I am using the time in my day more productively. I want to read more, sew more, crochet more, and craft more. I want to turn my dream of owning a business a reality.

I really could go on about how I want to grow this year. Growth can happen in so many different ways. I think that if I were to sit and ponder on it for awhile I could even come up with more ways I'd like to grow. For now though I'm ending the list here. I want to be able to break all these areas of growth into goals that I can tackle little by little.

It's so easy to say at the beginning of the year that you intend to do this, this, and this but without tangible goals you really end up staying stuck right where you are.

Grow is my word for the new year. Each day I want to grow a little bit more.

Did you choose a word for 2017? If so share in the comments what your word is?

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