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I have thought long and hard about my “word of the year” for 2016. For 2014 I chose free and indeed, it was a very freeing year. Last year I chose the word fancy. Fancy suited me last year and I believe that I had a very fancy year. This year, I am sticking with the “F” theme I seem to have going and have chosen the word focus to be my word of 2016.
This is the year I will buckle down and really focus and get stuff done.
I am going to focus on school this year especially beucase provided everything goes as planned, I graduate in May with my second bachelor’s degree! I clearly remember the day I decided to go back to school and it has been one hell of a ride ever since. I have worked extremely hard the past three years working full time, blogging, and maintaining some semblance of a social life. It’s been hard but wit will all be worth it in May!!!
I am going to focus on this blog and really see where I can take it this year. Through this blog I have met some of my very best friends, been afforded some very amazing opportunities, made a little money, and really discovered my passion for writing and capturing moments.
I am going to to focus on the future. I have no idea what I will do after I graduate in May. I do know that I will keep working as a Respiratory Therapist because I really do love my job and the benefits are amazing. I have a full time job as well as a PRN job and I really hope to cut back on my hours at my PRN job after graduation so I can focus more on my writing and see where that goes. You never know…
I am going to focus more on doing more saving and less spending. I think everyone could say that, right? LOL!! But really though…I have been on a mission to pay off all of my debt and I am slowly but surely working on it. Do you know how good it feels to cut up a credit/store card after you pay it off?? AMAZING. I plan to do a lot more of that this year for sure!! No more keeping cards because of discounts or special sales. Ugh. Over it!
I am going to focus more on just doing me. If it doesn’t make me happy or fit into my crazy schedule I am just going to say no. This will definitely be hard for me because I am such a people pleaser!! I am also not going to worry what other people may think about me. Someone called me a nerd the other day when I told them I listened to audiobooks instead of music on my way to work and I loved that. Normally it would have made me mad but whatever. I love reading and don’t get much time to do it so audiobooks it is!! I love my audiobooks!! I am a proud NERD!!
I am also going to focus more on my health this year. I am turning 33 next month and have just recently come to the realization that we only get one chance at life. One body. One mind. One chance to get it right. So instead of wasting time not being happy with how I look and how I feel I am really going to do something about it. I don’t want to screw up the one chance I have at feeling and looking healthy because I am not getting any younger. Ugh.
Focus. Such a good word. I am glad I chose that as my word of the year and hope I can live up to it!!
Did you choose a word for the year??
If so, what is it??
Best of luck with your “focus” for the year, Ricci! I’ve enjoyed reading your adventures and journey on the blog so far. :) My words (because I couldn’t choose just one) for the year 2016 are Kindness and Experience
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Focus should be my word for the year, as well. It’s so easy to get side tracked when your entire day is multi-tasking.
Liz Mays says
I think these are great things to focus on this year. It’s difficult to will myself to focus on specific thing. It definitely takes work.
Life as a Convert says
Focus is a great word. I chose mine for 2016 only recently too. I chose Value for mine.
I hope you’re able to accomplish everything that you focus this year! I am also trying to focus on my blog and earn more with it.
Miles L. says
Focus is a big word that we need to have. With so many distractions, it’s very easy to lose focus.
Focus is a great word for all of us to work on this year! I know I need to focus more on my family and myself.
Angie Agerter says
And not only because it was what I picked too, but because it’s such a good word to “focus” on lol
Ashley Whipple says
I love that you’ve had all “F” words for your word of the year. I haven’t chosen a specific word, but focus would be a great one for me too.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I have never done this ‘word’ thing for my year, but if I had to pick ‘travel’ – I am a nomad at heart and have major wanderlust all the time. I want to expand my horizons this year and travel is a great way to do just that!
Not yet… Focus is always on my list but its very hard to do so :( Motivation, Smart and many more
Yes the word Focus. this year i need to focus on my new work and for my blog, i need more income for moving in michigan.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I love your word for the year. Focus. Shouldn’t all of us do this? We tend to get distracted with everyday life and making a living. If I were to choose the same word, I would focus more on increasing viewership for my new blogs.
Rebecca Swenor says
Focus is a great word for the new year it is applies to every accept of life I believe. My word this year is Faith. I need to have more faith in myself. Thanks for sharing your amazing word.
Chubskulit Rose says
Wow that is awesome, I am sure you will graduate for sure! Congratulations and you are right, focus is a vital aspect in achieving your goal!
Terri Beavers says
I think you have some great “focus” points for the new year. I really want to focus on my health because without it, there won’t be a new year for me.
Focus is a really good word! I have a lot to focus on this year. I want to make sure I can make it the best year possible. I’ve been focusing on staying healthy and exercising more and many other things!
my word this year is limitless. this is the first time I have chosen a word…looking forward to seeing fruit of it!
Focus is a word I need so much. I often get distracted by a lot of things.
I haven’t chosen a word yet and I actually haven’t really done this “word of the year” thingy in the past. But the word FOCUS came to my mind a few days ago. I also thought of MATTER and DREAM.
I can clearly see for myself that Focus is something I struggle with on a daily basis.
It is the little things that need to be done that simply distract me everyday from getting bigger projects done. Like right now I want to get my online work done, but I can hear the dryer calling me too.
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
Oh, Focus. That is such a great word. That is something I should really be working on this year, especially as I go through a divorce right now and change my life. I have used Believe in the past because its literally a part of me (chest tattoo) and this year it seems to give me even more of a meaning. But, I picked Brave for my word this year. I am going through a lot of scary life changes this year, not just now, but later in the year, and I am terrified. A friend sent me a bracelet as a late Christmas gift and it says, ” put on your Brave girl wings and fly.” It also happens in my art journal challenge, this week is Brave.
April Mims says
Focus is a great word! I’m sure it will lead to some really great things for you.
Claudia Krusch says
I love this word! It’s a great word and it’s one of my goals this year!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Thanks for sharing with us your word of the year. I think “focus” is a really great one and something I find myself doing as well this year.
Shanéy Maharaj says
Wow this post hit home. I think it needs to be my word for this year too! I have been struggling to focus on important things. Thanks for sharing, you have no idea how much you helped me.
What a great word for the new year. It’s always good to have a focused outlook on life.
Focus is really essential in achieving a goal. Without it, our aims would be useless. I did choose this word too. I aim to also focus on saving more and spending less. I am really hoping I can accomplish that. Hehe.