Word for 2016: DO


A lot of my friends are choosing a “word of the year” instead of making resolutions and I like that idea. I have a lot of half-finished projects on the table and I need to get them done. To be honest, some of them are more than half done, and are languishing unfinished due to my impressive procrastination skills. They need to be finished.

My word for the year is “Do.” There is no reason to goof off any more, I need to press on! With that in mind, I made a list.

20 items.

Some of them are simple—call the eye doctor—but they need to be done. Today I crossed two items off the list. I now have appointments with the eye doctor and the dentist and I found out that both of these had been put off longer than I realized.

What other items on this list have been put off for years? It might be discouraging to find out, but I am not going to dwell in the past. I am going to press on—to do. Maybe I will get something amazing done this year. Some of the things involve other people, but I can still work on my part.

I have a big pile to post on my Etsy store.

I have two books to get published.

That’s just for starters. Today I might even write a short story.

Look out world!

3 thoughts on “Word for 2016: DO

  1. I’ve seen the trend of selecting a word for the year the past few years, but have never given it much thought. Seems like too many words to choose from. But as I read your article, I realized a word chose me. That word is “choose.” Every day, every hour, every moment we choose something–right or wrong, good or bad. We either choose to work or choose to procrastinate. I’d run a contest with you, Cindy, to see which one of us is the queen of procrastination. But we choose that path. So thanks for choosing this topic for your post today and for choosing not to procrastinate. As we continue on our writing endeavors, let’s CHOOSE to DO it now. Hugs.
    See you in a twinkling,

  2. It’s also one of my words, too. Cindy. Along with Reinvent and Untangle. We can all hold each other accountable in the days to come in getting things done. I’m looking forward to seeing you get those two books published this year. 🙂

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