My 2022 Word of the Year

Are you a planner mama like me, a goal getter?

I used to be a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, super duper laid back type of woman.  Over the past few years, I’ve been inspired to learn more about intentional living, life planning, and goal setting.  And let me tell you–I’ve seen some INCREDIBLE things happen in my life since I began setting an intention for each year.

Watch here for my word for 2022 and a quick peek into what’s going on with life and homeschooling:

(Rather read?  I got you–keep scrolling.) 


I picture my life as a garden, with different areas and crops.  It gets messy at times, but tending to each area helps to make the garden as a whole, healthy, productive, and beautiful.

I have separated my “life garden” into the following eight areas:

1) Spiritual and personal growth

2) Health and wellness

3) Marriage

4) Family

5) Work

6) Friendships

7) Fun and recreation

8) Finances

Even though all of these areas are connected, having them separate helps me plan and set meaningful goals.

I typically set aside time to reflect on and evaluate my life, and then I set goals to help me progress toward where I want to be.

But 2021, y’all.  For serious.

This year, I have pared down all the lofty goals to one goal–to get my life in order, one area at a time.  The first action step is to decide what matters most in each life bucket.



Stewardship.  Instead of spouting of a long list of SMART goals (like lose 100 pounds, run a marathon, author a book, etc)–I want to focus on stewarding what is already on my plate.

Society will constantly tell us we are not enough, and that we need to do and be MORE. However, I’m putting my faith in a God who is more than enough, and simply asks me to take care of what He has given me.

It’s a “less is more” kind of vibe.  You feel me?



We are still homeschooling our four children, from elementary to high school. The name of the game in this season is to settle in and grow roots.  I am still working on getting my house in order after moving (over a year ago).

A part of my goal for 2022 means that my husband and I are spending more intentional time together.  Stay tuned for a video from our recent trip to Cancun!


Do you have a word for the year?  Let’s talk about it!  Leave a comment below!


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