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My 2017 Word of the Year is Perseverance

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In 2017, I wish to have the perseverance to endure life’s difficult challenges and to embracing hope for the future.

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe it’s 2017 but I am so glad that 2016 is over!  A new year means a new me!  Among all of my New Year’s Resolutions the key word is “perseverance.”  Without it, I can’t achieve any of my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions.

Would you agree with me?

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My 2017 Word of the Year is Perseverance

“Perseverance” [pur-suhveeruh ns] Noun. [Source: Dictionary.com]

  1. Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
  2. Theology.  Continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.

In last week’s post, Mommy’s Best Amazon Finds New Year’s Resolution, I stated six of my goals for 2017.  Many of my resolutions came from the turmoil of 2015 and 2016.  My hope is that 2017 is the year I regain my sense of footing on Earth again.  If you’ve been following my blog, I’ve written about the hardest moments in my life in my post, When Being Mommy Wasn’t My Priority.  My world fell apart in 2015 and until now, I have been picking up the pieces and trying to put it back together.

The last two years I have been in survival mode.  Not really moving forward or the forward motion is so small that it’s negligible.  I felt that I was stuck in time like the movie, Ground Hog’s Day, only to realize that my mind was the only part of me that was stuck in time.  Realizing how much damage my self-worth and my well-being sustained; I joined a new church, sought counseling and placed myself in the care of my doctor.

I was anxiety-ridden and getting sicker.  It took over a year to deal with the trauma itself and another year to manage my symptoms.  Entering into 2017, I wanted something different for myself.  This year, I want to be happy.  I don’t want to be content, “just fine,” or barely above the water.  I want to be wholeheartedly and expressively happy.  I’ve spent the last two years coping with my problems and realized that I’m the the one holding myself back from true healing.

So what does “perseverance” mean to me?  It is choosing to never give up during difficult life challenges and striving to exceed my own expectations for a exponentially better future.  Not wallowing in my own self-pity or that feeling content is okay.  I want to feel great, wonderful, blissful, joyful; I want to be happy.  Will you join me?

What’s your word of the year for 2017?

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Wife, Stay at Home Mom of two boys, and blogger. Friends and family call me Kaye but my personal favorite is "Mom." I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be at home with my two baby boys. As an engineer by career, and stay-at-home mom by choice, I write about how to “Invent. Innovate. Design. Mommyhood” and what that entails.

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