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My One Word for 2017


Every year, I often set (A LOT OF) goals for myself, only to realize that on the third month, I can’t even fulfill them. Worse, I even forget about the goals I set at the beginning of the year, so I want to do it better this time. I’ve been reading a lot about fellow mommy bloggers who are setting their word every year and I decided to join the bandwagon. For this year, I chose the word PUSH.

You might ask why.

I’ve been complacent about my life for as long as I can remember. I never really worked hard for anything and I always have my family every time I need help. When I started doing freelance work, I didn’t put too much effort with my job and didn’t push myself harder and look for better, bigger opportunities. After all, I know my husband is there to support me anyway.

Blogging has been so-so for me last year as well. I only blog when I have time and rarely pay attention to it. There are many opportunities that come with blogging, some I even say no to. I haven’t explored my options yet because “okay na ko dyan.” 

Last December, I started having issues with my freelance work. My employer told me that we have to stop doing a certain project, which I have to account as my biggest-paying one. Work started to slow down by the end of the year and come 2017, I am earning less than what I am used to.

“What’s your plan?,” my husband asked me. I said I don’t know – yet.

This year, I want to push myself to do better and try harder. I want to push myself to the limits so I can look for better opportunities, both in my freelance work and blogging. I want to push myself to explore my options and try something new. There are so many opportunities available and I want to give them a try.

Push is also my mantra because this year, I want to improve myself – both physically and emotionally. I’m going through depression for years already and this time, I want to keep pushing myself to kick it out of my system. Depression has been affecting my relationship with my husband and my overall disposition. My kids are also affected and how I perceive myself is also leaning towards the negative side. 

I want to be a better mom, a better wife, and a better version of myself and I will push myself to do that. Yes, I can do this.

How about you? What is your one word for 2017? Let me know!



A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.


  1. Lariza Garcia

    never give up ayi, madaming pagsubok but always think of the rainbow at the end of it all

    23 . Jan . 2017
  2. Macy Santos

    OMG! You got me there right on the spot. PUSH!!!! Sheez….I need a BIG push too, Like you, I work as a freelancer same thing my good and loyal client pulled out our project and left me paralized in mid-air. I thought I am just contented on how my life is flowing but really I don’t know where I am heading. So your wrod PUSH is so appropriate to me too, Push lang push mommy!

    24 . Jan . 2017
  3. to bring together

    Don’t worry, you will be better, not for anyone else but mainly for yourself. Claim it now and it will be done with the help and guidance of the Lord. Goodluck! 🙂

    24 . Jan . 2017
  4. ceemee

    Push mo yan ‘te! Seriously, I wish you good luck. I have not chosen a one word for 2017 yet. Maybe… positivity?

    24 . Jan . 2017
  5. Kim Reyes

    You can do it, Ayi! Keep pushing! 🙂

    25 . Jan . 2017
  6. Coi Ibanez

    Hmm.. I think I’ll go with ‘Push’ as well. Or maybe I’ll change it later lol! But everything you said hit me too, though I only stopped or rather slowed down with blogging on the last quarter of 2016. I became too busy and lazy. Hehehe! We can do this!! 🙂

    25 . Jan . 2017
  7. Arlene Tingson

    I love that PUSH can also stand for Push Until Something Happens. The way to get real-life results in prayer is to seek God with an attitude that says, “No matter how long it takes, or whatever I have to do, I will not be denied.” It’s Godly hunger. It is not about pushing God, but about pushing ourselves into God. Hope you’ll have a blessed year!

    25 . Jan . 2017
  8. Mommy Queenelizabeth

    This is my word last 2016! Keep pushing! 🙂

    25 . Jan . 2017
  9. Melisa Sanchez

    Cheers sis! pray all your goals and I know God will help you. Like you sometimes nakakalimutan ko yung mga goals ko, good thing di ako masyadong nasaktan if di ko magawa kasi alam ko na di pa right time. God’s time is the best time. God bless!

    26 . Jan . 2017
  10. Mommy Pehpot

    Good luck mother! Push lang ng push!

    I also have one word for 2017 kaso wala pa akong blog post hihi

    26 . Jan . 2017
  11. mamaspeaksagain

    I seen a lot of “one word” goal for the year, but yours is quite unique. Good luck sis 😀

    26 . Jan . 2017
  12. Jhanis

    I need a big push too! I get easily discouraged when things don’t go the way I hoped they would. 🙁

    27 . Jan . 2017
  13. Nerisa

    yup. keeping pushing!

    27 . Jan . 2017
  14. Migs&Alaine Alejandrino

    It’s so sweet of you to say that you want to be a better wife and a better mom. Keep pushing. 🙂

    27 . Jan . 2017
  15. jemalvarado

    Good luck! My January’s mantra is “Do it Now!” as I wanted to fulfill as many goals I can.

    27 . Jan . 2017
  16. Rowena Wendy Lei

    Very positive. I think I need to adapt this word too!

    28 . Jan . 2017
  17. Louise Fandino-Santos

    Hi Ayi! You can be whatever you want to be! Yes, just keep on pushing forward! God bless you!

    28 . Jan . 2017
  18. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    i understand about depression because I have that, too. strengthening your mind and having a shifting of mindset helps. The emotions may be disabling at times, but knowing the Truth allows you to overcome the attacks.

    29 . Jan . 2017
  19. Mommy Levy

    I like your one word, mine is FOCUS naman. Let’s pray for a better year for all of us 🙂

    29 . Jan . 2017
  20. queenofthebangs

    Great choice for one word goal! 🙂 Mine would be SMILE. I feel that the world is full of negative vibes that we need a splash of good vibes.

    29 . Jan . 2017
  21. Claire Pajarillo Santiago

    This inspired me to always strive to be better than the past and be the best among others…

    29 . Jan . 2017
  22. mumwrites (@vixquips)

    You can do it mum! I, too, have set a lot of goals for myself and have failed to achieve a number of them. The key is to keep on persevering and pushing to achieve them. Earlier last year, I left my online work and have been looking for one since then. Here’s to finding the best online work for us!

    I love your One Word, mind is “intentional” since I really need to be more intentional in everything that I do. Have yet to blog about it, though, thank you for the reminder 🙂

    29 . Jan . 2017
  23. Maria Teresa Gregorio-Figuerres

    Your one-word for 2017 suits your personal and professional life perfectly. I hope you achieve all your goals this year. Cheers!

    29 . Jan . 2017
  24. Tweenselmom

    We all need a push in some kind or another because motherhood will never be easy. I thought it was like that it will get easier when your kids grow up but mind you, i cry more now than when they were babies.

    30 . Jan . 2017
  25. RJ Dancel

    I know how you feel and I just want to tell you that you’re not alone. Depression is hard to battle but one of the first things you have to do is acceptance and having the will to surpass it. If you need any help, we can always talk. I went to therapy for years so I think there are some tips I can share with you!

    30 . Jan . 2017
    • Ayi

      How are you doing so far? What did you do to overcome depression? Let me know!

      30 . Jan . 2017
  26. berlin domingo

    I remember reading this post before and inspiring me to push for my resolutions for 2017. Though I do not have resolutions written, I have them mentally. But I guess I need to write them so I push myself more to do them. Again, thanks for sharing your one word for 2017.

    30 . Jan . 2017
  27. Anna “Mommy Anna” Plaida

    Love the word PUSH, and yes everyone, all of us need this word, to keep us gong and be motivated to reach our GOAL. Let’s PUSH this 2017 🙂

    30 . Jan . 2017
  28. Janice

    Nice word to live by this year. As a freelancer myself I’ve learned that if we don’t push ourselves nothing will happen to our career, we won’t get clients and we won’t earn. Best wishes on pushing yourself this year!

    30 . Jan . 2017
  29. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    Ah, I think I’ve found my word also! push! I think I’ll borrow it for 2018 though as I’m due to give birth in a couple of months and I’m allowed some rest hehe. I’m on the complacent side also and just settling and not working hard. Time to change!

    30 . Jan . 2017

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