My One Word for 2018 and Looking Back at 2017

I started choosing a One Word for the year back when the year 2015 was ending. I discovered it from co-bloggers blogging about their One Words and thought it was a great idea.

In my experience, it works in such a way that it is so much easier to remember a single word than a list of resolutions. Right? For example, my One Word for the year 2016 was Commit. Throughout the important changes that transpired that year, I remembered that single word, which became my driving force to commit and remain steadfast in my beliefs. That year also turned out to be the year Job flew to KSA to work, which made my One Word accurate.

When 2017 came, my One Word was Push. 2017 was a very steady year and I can’t say that there were a lot of changes that happened. However, what happened was God blessed me in the aspects that were already present in my life — even when I didn’t deserve it. Thank you Lord! I celebrated my second year in Stay At Home Mum and was made Operations Manager, which means more responsibilities lol. No complaints! This was also the year I got serious again about our finances. And Yuri also started formal schooling, which pushed me to become a better mother. I failed a lot, but my One Word reminded me that I need to keep on pushing.

For 2018, my One Word is…


Two aspects. First, the literal meaning of Move. I literally need to move haha! Seriously, though, even though I have been watchful of what I eat, I still lack physical exercise. My schedule is full, but I am sure I can spare even 15 minutes of exercise each day. After all, my elliptical bike is just there in the living room and has been there since 2016. I should have had muscles of steel already if I just used it everyday lol. I already have the means (elliptical bike + free zumba lessons in the community twice a week), I just need to have the self-discipline to actually do it!

Second is the metaphorical Move. I feel like I’ve been in my comfort zone for too long. I stopped driving this year because I prefer being in the passenger seat — and I realized that applies to my own life, too. I stopped being in charge of my life. Oh yes, I did things, I initiated stuff, and I never really felt out of control. However, I stopped trying new things and taking risks. I settled for whatever was nakasanayan na and I let things happen to me instead of making things happen.

In short, if I look at it at a good way, 2017 was, again, a very steady year. If I charted 2017, it would appear to have a steady line that rises ever so slightly. It’s good but there’s very minimal movement — every day was more or less the same.

And if I look at it at a bad way, my 2017 was a passive year. I pushed forward but I didn’t really grow. I am very thankful for the blessings I have received, but I need to change some things.

I have no idea what’s in store for me this year (then again, who has?), but I feel like this is the year when I need to go out of my comfort zone and just move. 

What is your One Word for 2018?

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  • Reply Angel Caronongan-Enero January 7, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I agree on that nakasanayan, I am guilty. I’m afraid to go out on my comfort zone. It is my first time to know the “One Word” blog post, will do this next year. Happy New Year!

  • Reply tweenselmom January 8, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Happy for you that you accept the need to move and to make changes. As the saying goes, nothing changes if nothing changes.

  • Reply Berlin | Momi Berlin January 8, 2018 at 6:01 am

    I love your one word for 2018. It shows that you were able to make justice of your 2016 word and 2017 wasn’t far behind. Too bad i didnt make attention to this kind of practice – thinking of one word for 2018. I hope it isnt too late to think and reflect.

  • Reply Mommy Rockin' In Style January 8, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I so love your word and I can relate to doing some workout and physical activities lols. Dapat this year matupad na natin yan! 🙂

  • Reply Badet Siazon January 8, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Happy 2018! And I hope this year won’t be as passive as your last year. I think my one word this year is Change. There a lot of big changes that will happen this year and I’m scared and excited at the same time.

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