My One Word for 2017

The Lurkdom knows how much I'm anti-resolution and am more about goals. Being a new mom hasn't changed this, if anything I'm more pro-goal than before. Historically, I always fall short on what I want to achieve.

That's why this year, I'm working a new angle. A lot of people are already on board the one word for the year bandwagon, but I'm new to it*. If you're new to it too, you can read about it here. (Disclaimer: I ignore all the happy-fuzzy God things for reasons that I will not get into here.)

This year's word? STRIVE.

With all the changes in my life, this word is appropriate. It's a kind word, but filled with potential at the same time. I'll strive to be less anxious; I'll strive to eat better; I'll strive not to relate everything back to my daughter or cats. These are just examples because I should be striving in all things**. If what I'm reaching for is attained, great. If not, I don't need to be hard on myself***.

Change is a lifelong thing, Lurkdom. But this year I'm striving to improve myself just a little.

What about you? If you had to pick a word for the year, what would yours be?

* Turns out I'm really not new to this. Looks like I attempted this last year with the word "patience." I forgot about it and so did not work. 
** Let's be honest, I will relate things back to being a cat-mom or a mom-mom. 
*** I'm also striving not to beat myself up too much about things.