Wednesday, January 4, 2023

IWSG - January - My Word

 Happy New Year!

The awesome co-hosts for the January 4 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin!

January 4 question - Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the coming year? What is your word for 2023? Why?


(Really this is my word for this decade or even this life.)

I love to do, I love to learn, and I love to create. I love it so much I can't help myself. While I refuse to slow down--or lower my expectations for myself--I do want to become better at balancing all the things!

This doesn't mean I'm terrible at letting go. I feel like I am progressing toward mastery on this one! So I know that when things don't balance, I have to let something go. 

Balance all the things.

Balance the things to keep and the things to let go.

Balance the desire for perfection and the realistic boundaries of time and capability.

Balance the moments for myself and the moments for others.

Yep, this is a good word.

(Also, I'm a Libra. Insert sarcastic "Surprise" here.)


  1. Life itself is so out of balance - we need to do what we can to maintain balance in our own life. Good word!

  2. I think Balance is what we all should strive for. A great word.

  3. Oh that's a great word. Balance, I think, is the key. So well chosen!

  4. Balance is a great word for 2023. Although I didn't pick it, I'm trying to balance my life too.

  5. My Balancing Act was very important when my sons were younger (teens). And I did a good job. It kept me sane. The best part about being a grandmother is you don't have to balance so much any more. You can have way more fun than it seems possible. Here's to you balancing until the time comes when you can have too much fun. Happy New Year, Steph!

  6. Balance is definitely a great choice! And something I'm trying to do more of myself. Sometimes that requires letting go of things I'm not sure I want to let go of, so it can definitely be hard! Good luck with finding your balance this year.

  7. Happy New Year! Your word choice suggests you already know where you're going - yay, you! Sometimes simply setting aside works just as well as letting go. Enjoy the journey.

  8. Hi Woty buddy! Balance all the things. Love it. I'm a cap aquarius cusp, but have some Libra in my chart. ha. Happy New Year!

  9. Balance is a great word! It's hard to let things go but so important. Happy New Year!

  10. I think we all relate with this never-ending struggle ;) Here's to a year of balance for you!

  11. That has always been my life mantra, without even knowing it was a mantra. Life is all about the balance. A glass of wine is good, a keg of it is not. You just have to find the balance.