Sunday, January 1, 2017

What's Your Word Of The Year?





My word of the year is damn.


I know, I know. It's probably a ridiculous word. So many people are using words like powerful. Strong. Bold.

And I'm over here like...damn.

But it's true. I seemed to use the word damn a lot in 2016. Let me count the ways.



I said damn when....



.....my daughter acts like she's been possessed. She's a tween, so this happens often.



....at the amount of food my teenaged son shovels in his mouth. And then asks for more an hour later. And is only 102 pounds at 5'8. I want that metabolism. No fair.


....the new president was announced.


...I finished Jodi Picoult's latest book "Small Great Things." Not because it was horrible, but because it was amazing. Go read it.


....I hear anything from Adam Levine. But not a good damn. A "he's hurting my ears and how much higher is he going to go?" damn.


...I try to put things together. I hate putting things together but I can't always rely on my husband because he works. So I figure it out on my own and it doesn't always go well.


...I have to cook. I don't want to cook. I hate to cook. Can someone else cook?


...I see those Real Housewives fight on TV. It has to be fake, right? They wouldn't behave like that knowing full well their kids will see it, correct? I'd be mortified if that were real and I was their kid. But if it's fake, I'd be all, "Yeah, my mom totally pulled her weave out but hey, she got a $20,000 bonus for it which means a new Range Rover for me. Cha-ching!"


...I saw the ending of the Gilmore Girls revival. What? There has to be more! Come on, Netflix.


...my husband graduated from MTI school. He's now an official TI, which means if your family member joins the Air Force, he might very well be their instructor. He does an amazing job, and has already received a letter from an airman he helped train thanking him for all he did.






2016 was an exciting year. I am very much looking forward to 2017.





Do you have a word of the year?

77 comments:

  1. Yep, I have a couple words. Damn is perfectly acceptable. You see to have it done to be used in all situations. I never knew you could incorporate it to fit everything. Aren't you cheating if you used it last year?

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  2. I love that word choice! It really is perfect for so many situations.

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  3. Haha, damn! Very interesting word choice.

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  4. So funny! DAMN.

    I love your word choices. Get article.

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  5. Omg I love DAMN!! I use it quite often in my life as well. My word for 2017 is LIMITLESS!

    I'm no longer allowing self Inflicted limiting beliefs to stand in the way of my greatness!

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  6. On the negative side popular words for 2016 seem to be Brexit and Trump (which actually means to break wind in the UK). Positive words I like hearing are 'pie' (as in a meat pie) and 'bicycle'.

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  7. I choose my word of the year at the beginning of each year. So last year's word was "affirmation" and I focused on my self-talk quite a lot. This year? "Warrior." I wrote about it here, if you're interested: It's a fresh new start, and I've got a fresh new sense of determination and readiness. But first - the word of the year: http://authorbrandikennedy.blogspot.com/2017/01/monday-matters-2017s-focus-word.html

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  8. HILARIOUS!!! Lol. My word for the year is growth. Damn will probably work too. A good "damn" though. ;)

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  9. Well damn, I love this article. The opening drew me in! Haha it has an undertone of flow to the tides of life, with a simple acknowledgement. Damn. Lol

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  10. Hahahah the part about your daughter being possessed just made me laugh out loud. What a year it's been, right? Damn.

    xx Heather | stormywheather.com

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  11. haha i like yours!! Mine is gratitude..

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  12. Great job. We all have fun and not so fun things in our lives! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Cracking me up as usual. No word and no resolutions. Just doing the best we can everyday.

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  14. HAHAHA made me chuckle big time. I don't have a word more words "striving forward".

    BTW I love Adam Levine lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  15. I love your word of the year! I definitely said something similar when I watched the end of the Gilmore Girls Revival. I've never set a word of the year before but I definitely set goals and make resolutions. I'll have to think about what my word should be for 2017

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  16. Happy New Year!! About the Gilmore Girls, it CAN'T BE THE END!! They would not do that !! It would make no sense! The first time it ended we cried our eyes out, took a sick day from work and ate lots of icecream feeling crappy(or was it just me?). This was like a teaser... I wewnt back to browser trying to find the next season... There will be more!! There has to be more!!!

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  17. My word of the year is fabulous because it's going to be a Fabulous 2017! Happy New Year๐ŸŽ‰

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  18. I'll take your sons metabolism too, pretty please!!! Sounds a lot like my fiance, can eat and eat and eat and still drop weight getting out of bed. me on the other hand gain weight just looking at food. figures! I have not decided on my work for the year but when I do everyone will know. I'm sure it will be similar to your word damn, than something wonderful and inspiring. I think thought it goes something along the line of who cares or I don't care, living in England they say not bothered or as catherine tate would say, bovard!! Think my word of the year is Bovard! meaning whatever! I use these words to deflect on the negative and push forward not allowing myself to be distracted

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  19. I dont have a word for the year. I do say awesome a lot.

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  20. Congratulations to your husband. I my word of the year is grateful.

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  21. Very funny post! Had me laughing out loud! My son is about the same weight and height and has the same metabolism-I can totally relate! Congratulations to your husband!

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  22. I'm still working on it. Last year's word was "clearing," as in decluttering, etc. As soon as I'd let go of a couple of big time-sucking responsibilities, I started doing lots of other things. So this year's word will be something that means "choose, simplify, focus"...in other words do NOT scramble your (my) brain trying to do everything.

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  23. Best word of the year ever!! I feel the same way about Adam Levine, actually. And I LOVE Jodi Picoult and even met her but I haven't gotten the new one yet. I'm on hold at the library for it! I hope I get it before our Florida trip for some plane reading. But.. DAMN.. I have two kids. Will I read on the plane??

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  24. Congratulation to your family about graduating your husband. A few of this post was hilarious and I really love it.

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  25. My word for 2016 is learn. I learned a lot about how different families function and how to react and interact in situations.

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  26. Haha damn is definitely one of them. I think my word would be change. I moved house three times in one year, changed website, changed jobs and much more x

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  27. Lol. Mine has been "wtf" I literally have said that everyday of 2016. My life had a lot going on in 2016. lol

    Isaly Holland | http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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  28. Hahahhaa that's a pretty great word. My vision for 2017 was to just simplify my life. I feel like I've become so complex - with my blogging, with my eating, with my need to constantly multi-task. I want to go back to a simpler time. When the smart phone wasn't a thing and when I spent more of my day outdoors!

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  29. Great choice. Damn is such versatile word. We don't really have a word of the year, so we'll just borrow damn.

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  30. Haha i love this quirky tongue and cheek post on the typical word of the year. Great choice!

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  31. I have said damn to many of those too LOL <3 Great post!

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  32. Great selection of word! Congratulations for your husband. My word for the year would be commitment with my work.

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  33. That's a more realistic word of the year! I think it's awesome and it's a nice reaction to the things that you went through the past year, lol. I think you had a great year all in all, and I hope you have an even better one this year!

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  34. Damn! I wish I had thought of that!! ;) This is definitely the best word of the year I've read so far!

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  35. Happy new year. My word of the year is - amazing! But god damn it you got the best word!

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  36. my isn't a word it's all about finding my own lane this year. I'm so excited for 2017

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  37. Such a good post, I didn't knew on where I am I will find it soon and I wish this would be a perfect year for me.

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  38. Damn! You go girl. :)

    I haven't given a final thought on my word of the year. I had several words but I'm trying to shortlist them to one that's really gonna have meaning for me this year and to the things that I want to achieve this year. Happy New Year!

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  39. Congrats on your husband's promotion. I haven't picked a word for the year. I don't normally choose one so probably won't.

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  40. What a great blog post idea!

    Lauren

    WWW.Thezenfashionista.com

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  41. I don't have a word of the year but it would probably be "Seriously" if I had to choose one. I also have a tween daughter (turns 13 in 13 days) and some days I can just shake my head and hope we both make it out alive. Good Luck with yours.

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  42. My word for the year is Joy because I need to accept more Joy into my life.

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  43. I'm with you on a few of those for sure!! Jodi Picoult's newest book is fantastic.

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  44. I was taken aback with your favorite word for this year.. Well, as they say, you can't have it all! Oh hey! I am a Jodi Picoult fan too! She's a genius, that's for sure :D


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  45. I never have, but other people I know choose a word a the beginning of the year to use like a mantra. I suppose it's easier to remember than a resolution, but I've never done it.

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  46. mine is hope. i have horrible health right now but have hope it will get better. you have great examples though

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  47. I love your word choice!!! I'm still working on picking mine for this year.

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  48. Your word choice is amazing. I can definitely relate to that one but have not yet picked one for myself this year.

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  49. lol. now thats funny. damn. ha. i haven't thought of a about it like that. i guess mine would be organization. lol

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  50. I have 3 teens so damn was certainly a popular word for me too- they just have this thing of annoying me to the brink of insanity

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  51. My word for the year is "YASS". I am trying to be positive with everything I do now. I love your word "Damm"!!! Amazing. Thank you for this awesome blog that helped boost my spirit.

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  52. Everyone is eating up this one word thing. I'd say for last year it would have to have been "lost" for me.

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  53. This post made my crack up! I definitely found myself saying damn quite a few times last year as well.

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  54. Damn is my go-to! Although i said a lot more then damn when the election results were announced lol

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  55. I can 100% relate to the Gilmore Girls one, though I screamed "WHAT?!" when I realized that was the end. They HAVE to do more.

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  56. I honestly can't think of a word that would define my year. This was a great post!

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  57. Great word of the year!! With 3 kids I am saying that word for each child and husband and the dog. All to myself of course!!

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  58. Overall, I think that is the perfect word of the year. I am still reeling from 2016 and I don't think it will get better any time soon. XD I love your examples as well. Perfect.

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  59. I don't think I can put my word of the year online. That would be offensive. Just kidding. I guess my word of the year would be work, because that's all I do.

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  60. Haha this made me laugh, I've read so many "inspiration" style posts to do with their word of the year but this one is just so raw and honest. Thankyou for making me smile :)

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  61. Many congratulations to your husband. Yay for words of the year. My word for 2017 is 'Intentional'.

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  62. What a great choice of word! It works in almost every situation. I have been sitting here trying to work out what my word of the year would be - and I can't come up with one.

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  63. I love this! I laughed quite a bit! I honestly have never heard of people having a "word" of the year. So this was an enlightening read.

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  64. I LOVE this. I guess mine is still off from yours -- dang lol

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  65. I love your choice! I wish you a wonderful New Year!

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  66. I would use your choice of word for some of those things as well! Congrats to your hubby too :-)

    My word for 2016 was change, this year will be growth.

    Happy new year!

    Katie x

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  67. Damn is a word I use way too often, but its such a great word to express my feelings!

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  68. I totally agree with the Real Housewives - it's so crazy that I hope it's super staged!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  69. My word of the year for 2016 was: prioritize. I ran crazy last year and never gave myself time to breathe... so I need to learn how to and that will also continue to be my goal to work on this year.

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  70. Maybe my word of the year is "Alamak" a Malay word that I've learned which means "Oh my God" "OMG". It was interesting to learn Malay coz it is somehow a little similar in Filipino language.

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  71. Teenagers really can be like that. And I feel you, I want to cook but I don't want to!

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  72. Haha what an interest word to end 2017 on. I agree, there were a lot of "damn" moments in 2016. Here's to an even better 2017!

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  73. Haha you are so spot on with this! I can't even imagine how many times I have said damn this past year. But my word would have to be "shit!"

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