My word for 2017

A new year means new goals and direction for me. I know it's cliché, but I love the reset button that a new calendar brings and the chance to start on new goals and ideas. Part of my regular new year routine includes picking a word to focus on for upcoming 12 months. I’ve been following Ali Edwards’ inspiration of choosing one word to guide my year since 2008. Here are my past words:

2008 – Create

2009 – Learn

2010 – Do

2011 – Healthy

2012 – Nourish

2013 – Refresh & Renew (a phrase instead of a word)

2014 - Forward

2015 - Focus

2016 - Progress

Each one of these words has shaped (and blessed) my life in many ways during the year that I chose them. Some of them have been life-changing. My hope is that my word for 2017 will be a good one for me. The word I chose is COMPLETE.


Complete is such a great word for me right now. I want to work on being complete. Completing projects. Completing goals. I like that there are several meanings.


I've been searching for some visual inspiration for this word and I found this quote by Oprah Winfrey. I used the Word Dream app to create this image. 


I'm looking forward to the complete journey ahead of me!