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2017’s Word

I’ve never done a one word goal for the year before, but since doing so is apparently a thing, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and do it!


My word for 2017?

Why Focus?

I am the expert procrastinator. I get distracted so easily it is honestly embarrassing. I love doing as many things at once as I can just to feel like I’m getting a lot done.

But I rarely get much, if anything, done when I try to multi-task.

What do I want to focus on in 2017?

  1. Relationship with Christ
  2. Relationships with family and friends
  3. College
  4. Writing
  5. Music
  6. Enjoying life


Already, my schedule for 2017 is full. A nasty surgery that will force me to slow down for about 6 months, starting school at a local university, getting a second job . . . it all adds up. I know myself well enough to understand that I allow my brain to become overwhelmed. Not proud of it, but it is what it is. Just looking at what this year already holds, I’m seeing a lot of potential to get stressed.

I don’t want that to happen. I want to FOCUS on what’s important. I want to FOCUS on the good amidst the not-so-good. I want my main FOCUS to be on Christ.



Do you have a word for 2017?


6 comments so far.

6 responses to “2017’s Word”

  1. Kellyn Roth says:

    A surgery? I’m sorry. I’ll be praying for you.

    Good luck keeping focused! It’s a problem for me, too, I’m afraid.

  2. Miss Sally says:

    Focus? A very good word for 2017, Ivy Rose.
    My word for 2017 is two words:
    Calm Acceptance.
    Calm acceptance of a physical body that is not working very well right now. Calm acceptance of a house that is not working very well to keep me warm right now. And calm acceptance that Spring will Come!
    Calm Acceptance…
    Thinking of you, Ivy Rose ~
    Miss Sally

    • Ivy says:

      “Calm Acceptance that spring will come”—YES! This winter has been SO COLD!!! Nice to hear from you!

  3. I’ll be praying for a swift recovery from surgery!
    Hmm, I know all about focus, or the lack of it. :P And I’ve tried to multi-task. Believe me, it doesn’t help productivity! Been there, done that, trying to focus fully on one thing at a time now. It’s hard, but so much nicer. :)
    I don’t have a word for the year. Never thought of doing it, but if I were, it would probably be the same thing. I too tend to get distracted by everything and anything I could/should be doing. I want to do it all. And I want to do it all now. ;)

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