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My One Word for 2017 and Some Updates!

Hey everyone! *furiously waves*

This is officially my first post for the year since my last one, the long one about 50 questions and answers (which you seriously need to try because I had so much fun answering it) was written just before the clock struck 12.

Anyway, hi! I subjected myself into an unplanned hiatus because, despite the long days without work (had a grand total of 5 non-working days this season yay!), I just didn’t have time to even check my blog, let alone write. Despite choosing not to go to a lot of Christmas parties, this was my busiest Christmas season yet because of all the guests and gatherings that we had. I had loads of fun but I was actually kinda thankful it’s over. We survived, lol!

Now that I have free time again, time to think and time to write, it’s time to get blogging again. And what else would be a more fitting first-of-the-year post than the One Word?

Everyone, my One Word for 2017:

It’s Push.

I was a bit hesitant to use this word because it is a very widely used slang word, which is sometimes used negatively (read: push mo yan teh said in sarcasm). I even considered using another word, but it’s just not the same. The word “push” just called out to me, and from the moment I thought about it, I knew it was my One Word for 2017.

Last year, my One Word was “commit.” It was the time when I was on the brink of so many changes. It was a quite overwhelming period for me because of the transitions that were taking place. What I wanted was to remain committed to God, to my partner Job, to my family, to my work ethic, and everything that builds my character despite all these changes.

This time, in contrast to last year, I am entering the new year not knowing what changes will happen. Absolutely zero expectations. I’m starting fresh, and I’m starting new. All I hope is that if something changes, it changes for the better, which is why I must push myself to be better in all aspects of my life, especially in my faith, in my relationships, in my health, and in the work that I do.

This is in no way perfectionism, which I have already overcome. But I cannot be a slob. I cannot be overconfident or imprudent or passive. While embracing the mess as a natural part of my life, I must still be proactive in doing things that I must do, both big and little, like:

  • Being faithful in my devotionals
  • Appreciating all the things and sacrifices Job does
  • Setting aside time to read to Yuri
  • Not dawdling at work and becoming a more insightful worker
  • Being more observant and grateful for the little things
  • Committing to a healthier lifestyle
  • Releasing the grudges I had hold on to
  • Drinking more water every day
  • Writing more – and reading more!
  • Taming my sharp tongue
  • Working harder (with life partner Job) with a common goal in mind
  • Reducing my spending and completing the 52-week challenge!

I must take responsibility for my life, which is why I must push!

What is your One Word for 2017?

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  • Reply Michi January 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I agree that the word “push” is widely used but it is still a nice word. I hope you can push yourself more and if you feel nothing happens, just PUSH more. PUSH = Pray Until Something Happens. 🙂

    • Reply Berlin January 14, 2017 at 12:29 am

      Love that. Push until something happens. 🙂

  • Reply Nilyn (Above Precious Rubies) January 13, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Go for it, Maan! You can do it! 🙂 Thanks to Michi for reminding me of P.U.S.H., I almost forgot about that already (mas naaalala ko ang “push mo yan teh!”). I don’t have a word for this year pa. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to figure it out. PS: The 52 week challenge is really a challenge! I look forward to you completing that. I did something quite similar to that which I also got online, I think it’s called 24-payout challenge. I committed to the one with the least total after a year, mga 15k lang. I hope I can sustain as I’m planning to use that to buy myself a DSLR for my next birthday.

  • Reply Berlin January 14, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I like your one word. I am not practicing this one word but in planner, I wrote a lot of push as well. Ive got so many plans I wasnt able to do last year and so I am pushing myself to complete them this year. And even go beyond those unfulfilled 2016 mission. Yes, and that includes my 52 week challenge din. So good luck to us.

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