Welcome To 2017 & Focus Words

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!!!

I hope that everyone had a great holiday and a wonderful time ushering in the new year. If you are like most, 2016 wasn't the greatest but even then I bet we can all find things that we are thankful for anyway!  My top three things that I am thankful for in 2016 where: 1. My husband. 2. My kiddos. 3. My health.

Even on the worst of days, those three things helped me carry on. But here is looking for a better 2017. This year I saw a trend on the socialwebs of people choosing a "Focus Word" instead of a resolution. It is a word that you want to focus on more in your life. Some people would choose, "faith", "understanding", or even "patience". So I began to wonder what my word would be. I chose "confidence".

Confidence: a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances or faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way 

Why this word?

I have struggled with confidence since I was a little girl. I have struggled with weight, and overall I have suffered from serious self-esteem issues. I never felt that I was pretty, but besides that I never felt that I was good enough to accomplish my goals. I didn't have faith in myself. I still struggle with it, daily. But this year I want to change that. I am ready to be a confident person in all areas of my life, and that is what I am focusing on this year!

What are you focusing on this year? Do you believe in resolutions or are just sticking to one word? Let me know!


  1. This year will be about trust - trusting myself to achieve great things and trusting in a few people to help me get there.

  2. New to this choosing word business. Yet to pray and come up with one. But I like yours and how you explained it. May God use it to accomplish what you hope for in your life in Jesus' name.

  3. I don't really do New Year resolutions or the one word trend. Instead, I try to challenge myself all throughout the year. However, I'm really focusing on trying to build a community for Christian mothers during this year. There is a huge need for it. I'll be praying for you as you learn confidence in your life.

  4. My word is adventure. We have many adventures planned this year!


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