2017 Word of the Year // ENOUGH

I love setting goals, so every January I create a vision board to stick in my planner. About a week ago, I shared my 2017 Vision Board on the me & my BIG ideas blog. You can read that post here.

I wanted to follow up with a post about my word of the year for 2017. Along with my vision board, I pick a word to be my theme for each year. I usually try to make sure my goals line up with my word, but usually the word pops up in multiple other ways throughout the year. I first heard about this idea from Elise Blaha Cripe who does Ali Edward’s One Little Word project.

My 2017 word of the year is …. drum roll …. ENOUGH.

I’ve always been a high anxiety, workaholic perfectionist. I’m constantly trying to make everything as great as it can possibly be.

In the six years I’ve been married, I don’t think I’ve made my husband a single meal that wasn’t followed by “what can I do to make it better next time?” The question is usually followed by his annoyed insistence that it’s already delicious as I rattle off a list of things I could slightly change.

I’m bad at resting and enjoying moments that should be fun, because there’s always something that could be done to make things better.

Which is why my word of the year for 2017 is enough.

I am enough. My accomplishments are enough. My work is enough. God has given me enough. I have enough.

I hope that 2017 will be a year of contentment and satisfaction. I want to simplify my life, so I’m surrounded by the things that are important, and I want to let that be enough.

Don’t forget to check out the post about my vision board on the me & my BIG ideas blog if you haven’t already. You can find it here. 

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