Thursday, January 5, 2017

Word for 2017

After seeing Kerri's word of the year, I knew I wanted to actually find a word to help me grow as a person for 2017. I did a little research and wanted a word that could reflect change personally and emotionally.

The word I picked for 2017 is:

I think this word is perfect for where I'm at in life right now because I'm still at a point of figuring out what I'm supposed to be doing in my new roles. I know these new roles aren't going to be perfectly balanced especially this early on.

Here's how I want to implement the word in my life:

Personally: I definitely want to balance out working out, eating right (like the rest of the world around this time of year). I know I won't be a work out pro overnight or won't crave the things I crave every now and then, but it's all about balancing the good with the bad. Luckily I work in a workplace where they encourage you to be a healthier you and that motivates me. I just want to find a balance that works for me.

Spiritually: I had dabbled in some yoga, but this year I want to try to use it more and more. I think the balance you gain from yoga is something that I want. Not only is yoga supposed to be stress relieving and relaxing, but I think it can help incorporate low intensity workouts into my workout plan.

Professionally: With having started a new job at the end of 2016, I definitely have room to grow in my career. I love the place I work for now, they treat their employees well and reward you for a job well done. I definitely want to learn more in the field of Dermatology and grow my skills. I understand having a work/life balance is such an important thing to achieve and I hope to get better at getting closer to that this year.

Emotionally: I struggle with this and have been for a long time. I am a hot head and that's just who I am. My husband has been great at helping me balance when to lose my cool and when to just let things go. I have definitely made leaps and bounds since I was an angry teenager, but I still have a ways to go. I have learned to let grudges go and learned to appreciate the times I have with my loved ones. I hope to balance my emotional state by implementing small changes into my life.


I hope that 2017 is my year of change, big or small. I believe I can achieve a lot of what I set out to do if I am more mindful and just balance things out and not spread myself too thin.

Alright guys, I think I've said the world balance like 50 times in this post, so I'm done.

Do you guys have a word of the year? If so, what is it and why is it significant for your life?

Linking up with Kristen for What's New With You?

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  1. i think balance is a fantastic word. how old are you if you don't mind me asking? i have grown a lot in the last few years, i used to be a bit of a hot head as well, and i was an angry teenager as well. it's something i'm always working on, which makes me sound like i'm a horrible angry person, but i don't think there is anything wrong with trying to be a better person as long as you're the one defining better. best of luck girl!

  2. Love love love your word for this year - awesome choice! I also need to work on balance in my life especially as I go back to work with a newborn at home. Can't wait to see what 2017 holds for you gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  3. I love the word that you chose for this year! I know that balance is something that I struggle with too because it really can be hard to juggle everything that you have going on in your life. And I know that everybody is different, but one thing that has really helped me is to still enjoy the foods that I crave, but in moderation. It helps me to not stuff my fave later on!

  4. I've toyed around with choosing a word for the year too! But I can't seem to settle on the right one. Yours is perfect though! And is a perfect fit for your life right now! I'm with you one the finding balance health wise. I need to get that balanced too!

    Can't wait to get together in a few weeks! Finally!!

  5. ok i love this word choice! it really is perfect for where you are right now - especially in a new city, new job, new marriage :) all the things! balancing it all is key :) you got this girl - 2017 is gonna kick butt!

    xoxo cheshire kat