Word of the Year 2013


Wow, it seems strange to write 2013. Change is hard…. Even something as simple as the new numbers of a new year.

I’ve never been into making resolutions at the start of a new year. A date on the calendar has never called out to me to start anew. But goal setting? I can do that. My goal for 2013 is to slow down and do less. Do good. With intention. And in a more organized way. That is why I’ve chosen my word of the year to be **focus**.

I believe in the power of thinking, positive thinking and intention. I truly  intend to slow down and be more organized this year. A single word can be very powerful. It can be the ripple that creates change. It can be a hard pill to swallow or go down like sugar. From my own experience, it can be a catalyst for making changes in your life. One little word at a time.

Last year I started this new tradition of choosing one word for myself in January – a word that I can focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as I go about my life. My word was create. It easily become a part of my life in one way or another. It wove throughout my days. I’ve often thought it was written in my DNA, imbedded in to who I am, and into who I am evolving into. It happened, every day, to such a wonderful degree that my word for this year chose me.

One thing at a time. Breathe deep. Be present. Focus.

Last year was such a successful year of creating that I need a word like this to slow my mind down, concentrate on getting through one project before I start another and to get organized so I can focus on what I’m doing.

Less looking outward for ideas and more looking inward. Less time spent on Flickr, Pinterest, and Google Reader.

That’s my word and come what may, I will focus. Hold me to it.

But first I need a dumpster. I need to clean up and clear out to eliminate distractions.

Then I’ll focus.

What about you? Do you have a word? A goal? What do you resolve to change in this new year?


Whatever it may be Happy New Year to you and yours and well wishes be with you to pull off the change needed to make it happen!!

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13 Responses to Word of the Year 2013

  1. mtetar says:

    Rest is sooooo needed. Thanks for sharing. Be BLESSED, Mtetar


  2. Teje says:

    Focus is a good word for this year! I want to join you! Also I don’t feel that the date change anything but perhaps it still stops us to think the passed year and the coming. I agree with all your thoughts and I hope we can focus more this year … and create of course! x Teje


  3. Julie Fukuda says:

    Last year, my word was priorities and it served me very well. I was even thinking of keeping it another year but it is so much a part of me now, that I din’t need to. I have chosen Encourage.
    I think it will be a very difficult word for me but I need to change things by finding what is good and encourage it rather than point out the things that irk me. We shall see how it goes….


  4. I also decided on the word focus–as my husband would say, “focus like a laser beam!”


  5. Tara says:

    Focus is one of my words for 2013 Lori!
    I have chosen faith, focus and determination 🙂

    Happy New Year!!


  6. citricsugar says:

    Good word! I’ve been thinking about what my theme should be for the year and am playing around with gratitude, peace and simplify. Haven’t decided yet but I do like ‘focus’. Good luck!


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