The last three years, I have chosen a word of the year. Well, being an overachiever, the first year, I chose several words lol.

2020 was “The Three Be’s: Be loving. Be thankful. Be happy.” It was an excellent choice because it really helped me get through 2020, which as we all know was a very tough year for everyone. For our family, it was compounded by losing Tom that year. The Three Be’s got me through a lot of that.

2021 was “Rebuild” because I felt like I was rebuilding my life after losing Tom. I started a new job, I made some new friends, and truly felt like I started rebuilding my life.

2022’s word was “Healthy”. The irony of this being my word of the year has not escaped me. Less than two weeks into the year, I got COVID for the first time, after avoiding it for almost two years. The worst part of that was the sheer exhaustion and fatigue that seemed to last for months. Then the plantar fasciitis kicked back up and I let it derail my exercise routine for months.

However, I also feel like I made some positive strides in my health. I went to the podiatrist and got some help for my feet and resumed my exercise routine.

But maybe the most important thing is I feel like I have made some headway in my emotional eating battle. I’ve been an emotional eater for as long as I can remember. Sweets are my weakness. But I have made some positive steps forward. For example, when I was at my grandma’s house on Sunday, I only had ONE peanut butter ball. If you know how much I love her peanut butter balls-this is a HUGE deal!

Now I’m pondering my word of the year for 2023. I haven’t made any decisions yet. A few of the words that I have been considering are:









So, as I consider my upcoming word of the year, tell me, do you choose a word of the year? If so, what are some of your words and what is the story behind them? Have you started considering what your word for 2023 is going to be?


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