One word theme for 2017: Go

This week’s A Little Happier holiday hack is to choose one word, or a short phrase, to sum up what we want to focus on for the new year.Source: A Little Happier: What’s Your One-Word Theme for the New Year?

For 2016, my one word theme is “Listen”. (For my 34th, year it’s “Balance”.) 

The word Listen reminds means engaging my senses in the moment. Accepting what I hear. Find the fun part.

Loving music in new ways,  diving into improv, finding new ways to hear people around me.

For 2017, I’m picking “Go”. 

Let Go. Go Forward. Take action.

“You can’t be that kid, standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” Tina Fey

Previous Post

Brian's Success Report

These questions invoke a nice sense of personal clarity. "External Goals: You are not interested in becoming famous and don't overly enjoy the attention of others. You are not generally attention seeking. You are not interested in making the world a better place and would rather focus on other goals. You don't really like positions of authority and will avoid them as much as possible." "Internal Goals: Love and good relationships are very important factors for you. What is life without love? You cherish the relationships of those around you and have a lot of love to give. You have ... Read more

Next Post

Kindness Manifesto

TL:DR – Respect, Thoughtfulness, Action Half way through 10 days of meditation on Kindness. Decided to jot down a Kindness Manifesto. Here's the current draft of a public declaration of intentions and values about Kindness: Act generously in spirit. No one has it all figured out. "Nice" is different from good. We're born good. (Babies act very rude tho!) Soft heart + Hard Limits. Kindness isn't a weakness. Know its strength. Act thoughtfully. Consider others and yourself. Respect the human experience. Value all beings and yourself for what they are. Embrace benevolent honesty. Insincerity and cruel truth help less often than you ... Read more


I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

Leave a Reply