My One Word

For many years I have seen women on the internet choosing a word of the year. This is a word they are choosing to focus on as the months go by. Something to meditate on. Something to motivate them. Something to improve in. I never chose a word because, well, I'm lazy and unintentional. 

This year, however, I have decided that I really don't want to waste my life. What am I waiting for? How come I'm not going after more goals? Why am I not making practical steps towards the life I want? I have been resting in God's grace almost to the point of abuse. Because God doesn't want me to just accept life as it is, does He? I think He has work for me to do so I'm going to roll up my sleeves and get to it. 

My word for 2017 is: Write. I've been doing the freelance writing thing for a few years now. I have been very blessed in receiving the jobs I have because I really haven't had to work very hard to get them. This year I want to be more intentional with my writing career. There's the book I'm working on (so giddy about this!) and I would also like to pitch more and go after the publications I admire. You guys, this isn't just a hobby. It's so much more. 

I also want to write more in this oft neglected blog of mine. Sometimes I have so many words pouring out of me with my paid freelance work that I feel I have nothing more to offer on the blog. I want to change that. I want to offer more thoughts on faith and family here. I'm toying with the idea of doing a devotional series. I would love if my readers (do I still have any of those??) would offer up any ideas or topics they would like to see me cover. 

2017 is all about writing for me. I am hopeful that by the end of the year I will have some good fruit to show for it.