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My One Little Word for 2023

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. It has been a hot minute since I’ve written a post because of the holidays. For some reason, this year seemed busier, probably because I hosted Christmas for my side of the family. My mom has finally passed the torch to me. I must say, I enjoyed hosting, but enough about that. Today, I want to talk about my one little word for 2023.

For the last couple of years, I’ve been choosing a word for the year. In the past, I’ve chosen the words strive, perseverance, and resilience. I love these words because they illustrate strength to me. This year I’m choosing the word FOCUS. I intend to focus on my goals and aspirations and ignore those pesky distractions that pull me away from my goals.

I’m going to focus on my family. We’re at a milestone this year with my oldest. He’s graduating from high school, and he’s ready to start moving into adulthood. This is a scary time for him. There are a lot of unknowns right now. He’s not sure what he wants to study in school and that weighs on him, but he’ll be all right. We’ve all been there and he’s strong and resilient, I’m sure he’ll find a path that works for him.

I’m also going to focus on my friendships and extended family. I am blessed to come from a large, loving family, and I want to extend that love back to them. When they say we can never repay our parents, that is so true. I’m also blessed with a great creative family who’ve encouraged me on my writing journey, and I appreciate them as well.

When I say focus for 2023, the thing that springs to mind is the story I’ve been working on for the last few years. It has morphed several times, and this year is the year to make those revisions and create my final draft. I’m confident the changes I’m making will bring about the results I’m striving for. I’m going to use my laser focus to accomplish that.

So, there you have it. My one little word for 2023 is focus. How about you? Do you have a word that’ll encompass your year?  Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

14 thoughts on “My One Little Word for 2023

  1. I actually think I picked “focus” for last year. It really does help to have a little mantra to keep me on track. I’m sure that will work for your 2023. I know, it’s hard for us moms to focus–pulled in so many directions. I find, it involves saying no. For instance, the women in my neighborhood would love me to teach a little ballet class for their kids. I’d love it too. But I just don’t have the bandwidth. If I did that, it’d mean less time for my writing. (Because the mom-ing always happens, no matter what). I hate to disappoint people, but there are only 24 hours in a day. This year, I’ve chosen “realize.” There are some projects I have going that are super close, but I just need to push them over the finish line. I find that can sometimes be the scariest time! Hope you’re having a good new year so far, Lisa!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca. I love your word. Realize. Realize your dreams. Realize your potential. That’s a strong word too. I hear you about getting pulled in too many directions. Being a Mom is hard word but incredibly rewarding. I wouldn’t change it for anything. Good luck with your writing this year. I see good things in your future. I hope you’re having a great New Year so far, too. Keep me posted on your writing progress!

    2. Great post, Lisa! Congratulations on raising two amazing sons too 🎉 I love your word. I think I would go with ‘resonate’ because I want to do things and have relationships that resonate with my dreams and goals. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year 🥳

  2. Lisa, wishing you a great “focussed” 2023! Good to know that you have a young one making way to the real world! Wishing him best wishes for his life!

  3. Hosting Christmas should be rewarded with a tax break or an investment in your retirement plan because WOW can it get intense. Always good to focus because when that happens, great can and do happen and you can also focus on enjoying. Cheers to the family and indeed, support is SO important.

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