2018 Word of the Year

Posted December 29, 2017 by shooting in Personal / 35 Comments

2018 word of the year

2017 was the first year I ever chose a Word of the Year. In case you don’t know what this means, it’s when you choose one word that encompasses the goals and ideas you want to focus on for the year. I chose the word “Perseverance” and while I gave three examples in my original post , I definitely didn’t accomplish all of them. However, these are just things that I will bring into 2018 and continue to do my best with. However, I did do really well with #3 which pertained to the weight loss program I began in the beginning of the year. I meant to do posts throughout the year on my progress and things I learned, but unfortunately, I only ever did one. I’ll definitely do better in 2018 because this journey continues and I want to share it with others! I can say though that I’m down about 40 pounds, and that took a lot of perseverance when it came to eating healthy and trying to find ways to exercise that worked for me and my body. Don’t worry…I’ll share more in the new year!

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Now that the year is almost over, it’s time to start focusing on what I want to accomplish in 2018. I still think that my 2017 word will be utilized a lot in the new year, but I wanted to pick something new and therefore, I’m going with…


I love Oprah’s magazine and this whole past year she focused on Adventure, which often related to actual travel. While I do hope to do a little of that in 2018 (nothing concrete planned yet), I also want to use Adventure in all aspects of my life. I want to be more adventurous with the things that I do and try. This includes trying new foods and exercise to continue my path of being healthy, trying new things with the blog (maybe reaching out to brands on my own more and see what happens), and using my city as a place to find adventure. I love attending local events, and I want to really continue doing that in 2018. I live right outside Cincinnati, Ohio and I want to continue to take advantage of that – especially since my nieces and nephew are moving back! I’m so excited to explore the city with them too.

So tell me – what is your word of 2018? What resolutions or goals do you hope to work on in the new year? I’d love to know! And link up your post if you have your own!

35 responses to “2018 Word of the Year

  1. RO

    I really adore this idea and will steal it to start my year, too Lauren! I think that’s a better way to approach new starts versus the resolution word. I like the things Oprah has to say as well, and enjoy her focus. You’ve chosen a great word, and looking forward to all your posts this coming year! Hugs…RO

  2. Perfect word! I bought stickers this year that say “Yay! Adventure!” We can find adventure both in travel and in our attitude toward life. Trying a new food is adventurous. Good choice!

  3. Adventure is such an exciting word! I look forward to seeing how you use it! I will be sharing my word next week. So excited! Happy New Year Lauren!

  4. I love this and think it is such a great idea, both choosing a word and the word you choose! I think in a lot of cases, we can all use a little more adventure. 🙂 Good luck with all your goals for 2018!!

  5. I love picking a new word for the year. Adventure is such a great word. I think my word for 2018 will be Grow, but I’m also loving Work as well. Have a Happy New Year!

  6. Jessica bradshaw

    I love this! I am doing something similar for 2018. Great word!! I can’t wait to see where your adventures take you next year.

  7. Hi Lauren, I love your word for 2018! I feel like it could’ve applied to my 2017 as I took a trip to Australia. Something I never thought I would do. Perseverance is a word I use often as well. I haven’t picked a word for 2018 but I will give it some thought. Happy New year to you, Lauren!

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  8. I never do the word of the year, but I am planning on picking a different theme each month to be healthier (mostly food related) in 2018. Such as drinking more water, cutting back on sugar, etc. I love this Adventure word, I love to travel and I could be better at trying new things as well! I wish you the best with it and congrats on your weight loss in 2017!!


  9. What a great idea to choose a word of the year! Congrats on accomplishing so much in 2017 and I hope 2018 is great as well! Happy New Year Lauren!

  10. Jen

    Ooh I like this one! Why not, because if you are going to go somewhere, sometimes unfortunately without your choosing, you ought to make it fun!

  11. Ooh I love that word, that is a great one!! I can’t wait to hear about all the adventures that 2018 brings. I’m going to share more on my blog next week, but my word for 2018 is intention.

  12. I absolutely love this idea!!!

    I got into a conversation with a mentor in January 2017 about the word “Formidable.” I wrote in on a post-it note and just found it behind my desk over the weekend and had one of those “I should work on that” moments. So I’m taking your idea and going to make it my word of 2018!!

  13. I haven’t picked mine yet but choosing a word really works for me. I don’t attach specific goals to it but use it as a reminder but I do carry them over to the new year like you do.
    I think I might go with more pf a phrase since those seem to be what’s popping out to me right now rather than one word. I’m waiting to see if a word smacks me in the face and says I”M IT lol

    Adventure is an awesome one!

    Happy 2018 Lauren!

    For What It’s Worth

  14. Jess

    I admire your perseverance! Adventure is such a fun word! I can’t wait to hear about them as you experience them.

  15. I’ve read about others who follow ‘word of the year’ what a great way to start things off. If I were to chose a word it might be something like ‘Change’ that would give me lots of opportunity.

  16. Ooh I missed this post. Love the idea of adventure! And finding it close to home, where you live, as well as by traveling- I like that. I need to explore my own town too I think!

  17. Oh! I love your word! I might have to use Adventure next year. My word for 2018 is Balance. I just need more balance in a lot of things and my goals are to focus on doing this year.

    -Jessie H./Rose Red

  18. That’s awesome! It’s such a cool thing to take up a word and stick to all the goals you’re setting with this word for 2018. I hope you accomplish everything you’re set out for <3

    If I had to choose a word, I guess it would be happiness since 2017 wasn't a very 'happy' year for me and in 2018 I want to take notice of every little thing that can (and does) make me happy.

    Lovely post! 😀

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