My 2018 OLW

2 Jan

I always tell people that my New Years is in September, when the new school year starts. It is, but I do like the tradition of a One Little Word for the new calendar year. it gives me a chance to reflect on 2017 and the first 4 months of the school year, and make a course correction.

I feel as though I went to extremes in 2017. I felt extreme emotions. I hope I didn’t manifest it publicly, but I felt myself roiling inside at times, which is very unlike me. When I relaxed, I hibernated. If I watched a TV show, I watched the entire series.

So, in an effort to pace myself, my OLW is


We have all been told “Moderation in all things”, usually related to food. In 2018 I want to strive to achieve this in many aspects of my life, but in a reasonable way.  Wish me a moderate amount of luck!


8 Responses to “My 2018 OLW”

  1. barbara suter January 2, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Such an underused word! And so important. Glad you found your OLW. I’m still searching for mine….

  2. bevbaird January 2, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    last year was a roller coaster for me as well. You’ve chosen a great word – we all need to have moderation in all we do for sure. Happy New Year!

  3. arjeha January 2, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    This word can be applied to so many aspects of our lives. Glad you found it. Happy New Year.

  4. Lisa Corbett January 2, 2018 at 10:37 am #

    I love this word! “Everything in moderation” is the phrase that came to mind. I tend to what to do it all! But we can’t do it all at once.

  5. Stacey Shubitz January 2, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    I tell myself “everything in moderation” when I visit a book store. Otherwise, things get out of hand!

    Good luck with your year of moderation!

  6. franmcveigh January 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

    I often wonder about both “balance” and “moderation” and then just as quickly, shake my head. Not me. Not YET! Hope moderation serves you well in 2018!

  7. Brian Rozinsky January 2, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    I like that ‘moderate’ can be a verb as well as an adjective, so I wish you a year of successfully active moderating!

  8. Fran Haley January 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    A word which implies both wisdom and balance. Maybe even peace… may you have all of these. I can fully relate to your “real” new year!

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