Instead of creating set New Year's Resolutions, a lot of people choose a word that they want to keep in mind to define the coming new year. I've heard of this tradition a couple years ago but it wasn't something I did myself. I always have goals and "resolutions" I want to work toward, but after reading someone else's post on their 2017 word, I realized that there was a word that sums up how I see my 2017 going:
According to Dictionary.com, this word means: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement.
While this word is probably suitable for most people, I really think it's a good one for me to keep in mind as 2017 goes on for a few different reasons.
1. One of my lifetime goals is to publish a novel, so I really want to spend more time working on my own writing and hopefully get closer to finding an agent/publishing a book. I've been really lax with my personal writing, so I need to persevere!
2. I like the job I currently have, but it's only part-time and I really need to find a full-time job. I need to keep looking, applying, and hopefully find something this year that's full-time and I enjoy.
3. I know a lot of people have some type of fitness goal as a new year resolution, but this is something I've been working on for many years, and it just isn't happening. I'm looking into a program that helps get you on a healthier path and holds you more accountable, and I'm hoping that it all works out for me to start sometime soon. It will definitely take a lot of perseverance throughout the year, but it's something that needs to happen so that I'm not only healthier for the long haul, but also happier in the long run.
There you have it - three things that I need/want to work on this 2017 and the word that encompasses it all: Perseverance!
What's your 2017 word?