My 2017 Word Of The Year… What’s Yours?


Hey babes! Another week has come and gone. Can you believe we’re wrapping up the third week of January already? Seems like the days just fly by faster and faster! Last week, I shared with you the 6 (plus bonus) things you need to do in order to have a happy and successful year – You can read the full post here. One of the things I believe is an essential habit to adopt for a fabulous year ahead is choosing a word of the year. Being that I’m not a big of a new year’s resolution person, this just speaks to me. I rather live an improving life every day instead of wrapping my mind around the whole “new year, new me” resolutions. Maybe “New Year, Improved Me”? Let’s just say I like that better. Anyway, where does the whole “Word of the year” thing come from? I honestly can’t remember where and how I came across this, but when I did, I knew it was something I wanted to implement in my yearly goals and habits, and quite frankly, it’s working great for me. 

So how does the whole thing work? –  Each year, you chose a word on which you’d want to focus and reflect upon during the new year. It could be a word in regard of something you want to face, beat, or steer away from this year. Some examples: Fear. Procrastinating. Focus. Or something you want to improve or gain. Other examples would be Clarity or Consistency.  Instead of having everything scattered and having to make an empty resolution, the word of the year should help you keep your focus and sanity when you start feeling unorganized and jumping from one thing to another. Obviously, you still want to write down your goals and work toward them, but this one word will be your word of focus to help you discipline yourself in whatever area you need to!

This year, I initially chose the word “Consistency”. We know Consistency in everything we do is a must; Upon some more reflection, I changed it to “Manifest”…


MANIFEST: Such a strong and powerful word! I wanted to be stronger spiritually and mentally and practice more of the law of attraction… I want to work more toward manifesting or attracting the right things and more awesomeness into my life! It’s been 3 weeks into the new year, and I can only be grateful for all the things I’ve manifested into my life already. Continually praying, meditating, and having positive thoughts even in the midst of the unfortunate situations that may occur, are some of the things I practice daily toward my 2017 word.

So do you have a word of the year? If yes, what is it? If you’re just learning about this, what do you think about this. I’m curious to know your thought. 🙂 

Thanks s much for reading and have a great start to the week. 

Love & Light, 




  1. January 23, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Great post!! I hope 2017 it’s your year!
    Mónica Sors

    • Edwige
      January 24, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you luv, I appreciate it!

    • Edwige
      January 24, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Here you go Rach! I think confidence is a very important word/ thing to focus on. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Heidi
    January 23, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Such a creative idea! Lovely post and love learning how you’re using the word to change your year.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • Edwige
      January 24, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks so much Heidi! I’m glad you stopped by! XOXO

  3. January 24, 2017 / 9:15 am

    This is such a strong word, lady- I love it! I need to think about what mine will be. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Edwige
      January 24, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Yes, love, I know…. I have to manifest more of those sponsored posts this year….lol

  4. January 24, 2017 / 10:25 am

    What a great word for 2017! I haven’t seen anyone else with this word either. I am just setting one simple goal for myself each month in 2017, I haven’t tried having a word for the year yet. You are going to do awesome with this!


    • Edwige
      January 24, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much Carrie! I appreciate you saying that.! XOXO

  5. January 24, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Yesssss!!! I love the idea of your word of the year! And I am all about your word this year being “manifest”. May everything you set to accomplish this year happen easily and effortlessly!!

    • Edwige
      January 24, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you so much and Amen Audrey! May we all manifest more opportunities in our blogging venture. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. January 24, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I totally totally agree that “manifest” is a powerful word. I think my word for 2017 is “productivity.” I’m trying to be productive in all aspects of my life this year.

    Great blog post! =)

    • Edwige
      January 26, 2017 / 11:37 pm

      I love productivity as a word of the year! Thank you for stopping by!

  7. January 24, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    The post is great! Loving your photos:)

    • Edwige
      January 26, 2017 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you Irina! I appreciate it