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Word of the Year

By Anovelsource @thenovellife
happy new year 2017

I am so ready for a new year, how about you?

Last year was the first time I chose a Word of the Year and it’s ironic how true it became – ‘take action’ was my 2016 word and boy, oh boy, was it a self-fulfilling prophecy!

My sweetheart took a promotion which has upended our lives completely. We now commute between Arizona and Georgia every month and while it may sound glamorous at first – believe me, it’s not. It took me about four months to get our apartment set up – my goal was to buy everything used/refurbished so the cost would not be so astronomical. We’re pretty darn proud of the result and love having family and friends visit!

AND further action included the launch of a new business created with fellow blogger, Helen from My Novel Opinion: The Novel Connection ~ Where Readers and Authors Connect. If you haven’t visited our site yet, please do! Let us know what you think!

So many small actions were taken in order to accomplish both of the above. It’s been a bit overwhelming at times but an incredible adventure all along the way.

Let us make today’s dreams tomorrow’s reality. - Malala Yousafzai Click To Tweet

Though, it will be nice for a new word for 2017.


This word came to me in early December in the middle of the night. I couldn’t sleep and felt compelled to read Galatians. When compulsions/God’s whisper compels me like this, I usually try listen, even at 2 am. The Bible I use has an extensive life application commentary for most verses. When I read “If you feel guilty and inadequate, check your focus. Are you living by faith in Christ or by trying to live up to the demands and expectations of others?” Hmmm, do I have to answer that one out loud? đŸ˜‰ I knew then that focus was my word for 2017. It was like Paul had written Galatians just for me. Funny how that works, right!

For 2017 I plan to focus. In all its connotations.

Have you chosen a word of the year?

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