So, my Word…

I’ve been thinking about it for quite a few days now. Thinking… praying… discerning… deciding if this is the right word.

It is. It was from the second I decided on it, which was almost right away. But because I am Me and I tend to get in my own way fairly often, I made an attempt at re-thinking my word.

I should remember that it is generally not a good idea for me to re-think things that I already know in my heart are right.

So anyway, my One Word for the year is Focus.

It’s a great word for me right now for a great many reasons, many of which are inevitably going to end up being explored here in this blog space. I like that.

My first exercise in Focus is going to be focusing on getting more sleep tonight than I have been getting lately. Perhaps having decided upon my word and now putting it “out there” will be the key to falling asleep tonight.

Here’s hoping.

In the meantime, have you chosen One Word to Focus on for the year?  (See how I did that there? Heh.) If so, join me and share in the comments!


Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

19 thoughts on “My One Word

  1. It would be hard to put one word down for an entire year, but I think focus would be a good one. In fact, I think that focus would be my word for the year too. I want to get a lot more writing done this year and that will require a lot more focus. I want to accomplish several things that will also require focus.

    1. Hi, Steve, and welcome! A year does seem like an awfully big commitment to this one word…but considering my word of choice, I’m guessing that’s precisely why “Focus” is a good one for me! Love the title of your page, by the way. 🙂

    1. I tried to go to bed Kindgergarten-style early tonight…dozed deliciously early and then WHAM! Sat bolt upright and realized I had not finished a file I most definitely need for first thing tomorrow morning. Ugh! The best laid plans, right?

      1. I can’t seem to get enough sleep here lately. In my 20s, I worked at a residential treatment center with teenage boys. Among other things, they could earn an Early Bed Time with poor behavior. I gave the entire family one the other night, and since I am the Queen of the Universe, I hereby give *you* an EBT tonight. (Imagine me, tiara donned, tapping your bowed head with my wand.)

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