My Word of the Year for 2021

Powersheets open to word of the year page

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As we stepped into 2021, I felt hopeful but tentative because even though the year was changing, it didn’t mean that our current circumstances would change. I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to set goals, at least not as I have in the past, because really I wanted a breather.

I’ll talk more about my big 2021 goals in another post, but I will say that I’m easing into this new year.

If anything, 2020 helped me really see what things and parts of my life matter most. I gained a lot of clarity (even if it didn’t come the way I expected or even wanted.) But it still came and then set my goals seemed a little easier because I knew the things I wanted to focus on.

But what would my word of the year be?

Around November every year, I start a new list on my notes app with words that hit me as I’m reading scriptures or blog posts and I ponder all of them before actually deciding what my word for the year will be.

Some of the words on my list for 2021 were:

  • Fill

  • Overflow with hope

  • Hope

  • Refuge

  • Anchor

  • Rooted

I got some of these words from Romans 15:13, Psalm 16:1, and Ether 12:4. But I still wasn’t sure what I wanted my focus for 2021 to be.

Then, one afternoon I was filling out my Powersheets and I got to the word of the year page and picked a word for 2021, or if we have another year like 2020 a word that will last the first quarter. Every season is different so if this word doesn’t take me through the whole year, that will be okay.

My word of the year for 2021 is… Rooted.

My word of the year (rooted) written out in Powersheets.

The definition of the word rooted is “to be established deeply and firmly.” This is what I want for my life and for my focus. My main focuses (which my big goals are about) are God, family, mental health, and creativity. These are the things that matter most to me and what I really want to be rooted in this year.

I feel like I’m often so easily swayed this way or that about what to do in life or how to live and parent. This year I really want to know myself better and do things that are best for me and my family.

I will be rooted in Christ.
I want to establish a home that is full of love and a place we like to be.
I want to make strides to take care of my mental health and ground myself in healthy habits and routines.
I want to cultivate time and space for creativity.

I’m excited about what 2021 will hold, even if it takes me by surprise as 2020 did. This year I’ll be strengthening my roots in the things that matter most to me.

Do you pick a word of the year? What is your word for 2021?

  1. This is beautiful, Taylor! I LOVE your word and it’s definitely one I’m aiming for, too. My word of the year is "grace" and I’m looking forward to growing in it.

    1. Thank you so much! I love the word Grace! It was one that I briefly thought about. It’s such a great word.

  2. What a great and unique word! I have seen a lot of people choosing a word of the year for many years now, and this is the first time I’ve seen "rooted." I really like the sentiment behind being deeply established in your goals.

    1. Thank you! I always love seeing what people choose and why they choose it!

  3. Aww, I love the word, "Rooted," for 2021, Taylor! That’s a great one to focus on during the year. It’s such a comfort to know we are rooted in Christ and can lean on Him no matter what unfolds over the coming months. I like how you included the definition, too; it’s always nice to get the full picture of the meaning behind a word–especially when it’s one we choose for the year. 🙂

    1. Yes! I love words and their meanings, and this one just felt perfect for what I want to focus on this year!

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