One Word 2018- More

By now I’m sure you have read your share of One Word 2018 and New Year’s Resolution posts, right?  I hope you can spare time to read a few more. (you’ll see what I did there in just a few minutes)

My One Word for 2018 is MORE. I know at first this might sound a little weird, but give me just a few minutes and I'll explain what more looks like for me in 2018.

What is One Word?

The first week of 2018 is in the books, and I am confident you have done your share of reading all the many resolutions and goals set by your friends, family, and bloggers you follow.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you have room in your mind and heart to read just a few more written by myself and a few of my closest bloggety blogging friends.

My first question is, are you familiar with My One Word?  (click that link to learn more)

If you’re like most people, each January goes something like this: You choose a problematic behavior that has plagued you for years and vow to reverse it. In fact, you can probably think of two or three undesirable habits—make that four or five.

“My One Word” is an experiment designed to move you beyond this cycle. The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD. ~My One Word Project

I stumbled on to this project four years ago, and the above words had me yelling “preach”!

Can I get an amen?

If you are tired of writing down pages of resolutions that are impossible to keep, then feeling defeated when you realize you can’t possibly put them all into action, then read on. This just might be a game changer for you.

2018 is my fifth year choosing one word.

My previous words were; intentional, fearless, focus, and create.

I failed miserably at intentional. (sadness)

I chose fearless the year I decided to hang up my teaching hat and become a full-time furniture flipper and blogger.  I didn’t just talk about it, I took a massive leap of faith, and yes, it was terrifying.  I earned an A+ for pushing past the fear.

The word focus was chosen out of necessity because after being so fearless the year before, I lacked focus.  I would give myself a healthy B on living that one out.

I must say the word create was my favorite and most natural word to implement   Not to brag, but I feel like I earned an A.

And now without further ado…

I know you are on sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to read what my One Word 2018 choice is.

Drum roll…

Wait for it…


What do I mean by MORE you ask?

In a nutshell, I’m in search of More to reduce and replace what I want less of in my life.

More joy, less grumbling, and complaining.

More peace, less stress, and worry.

More fancy family dinners because life is short.

More love, can you ever have too much?

More creativity. The more you use it, the more you have.

I want to share More of myself with you my dear sweet reader in hopes that I can inspire, encourage, and empower you to do More great things in your homes.

I want to be More present in the lives of those around me.

And last but not least, this year More than ever, I’m craving slower and simpler.  This desire started to grow in me towards the end of last year, and it has taken hold of me.

Who Will Join Me?

It’s never too late to set a goal or choose a word to set the tone for your year.

If you’ve already chosen a word, please share it with me in the comments. I genuinely find it fascinating to read what words others have chosen.

I hope you will read the posts below from my favorite friends to learn more about their One Word 2018 choices.

Your sister in paint,





Inspired Maker’s One Word 2018

Focus on What’s Important | Small Home Soul
One word 2018 and the best of 2017 | Honey and Hydrangea
One Word and Those Pesky Resolutions | Farmhouse Made
One Word 2018 – More | The Purple Hydrangea
My One Word for the New Year | SuziGabs
A Heart to Heart-My One Word | 1915 House


Here are a few books I think you might enjoy starting the New Year off. (these are affiliate links and I do receive a tiny commission based on your purchase. thank you for your support)


  1. Sarah says:

    Lisa, this post had me standing up and cheering and saying an out loud “oh my goodness, yes!!” to your More list- especially the fancy family dinners. I love that!! I’m so excited for you and what all 2018 holds for you!!♥️♥️

  2. Toni | Small Home Soul says:

    Lisa I love that you’ve been able to keep track of all the words you’ve chosen over the years. You get an A from me for that because I don’t recall any word I’ve ever selected.

    And I love all the MORE things you want, we should all focus on More of those things in our lives. Praying for you to have More of all the things you desire this year and always!

  3. Gayl says:

    I love your list is more. I with you on those desires. 🙂 My one word this year is hygge. I’m tired of clutter and I want my house to be warm and welcoming to me and to others. So I’m working on ways to bring that about.

    Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #InspireMeMonday.

  4. Carole Sparks says:

    Really fantastic #oneword, Lisa! It applies to so many aspects of life and takes on so many forms…like more margin, to reflect downtime. I’ve done oneword (or sometimes, one short phrase) for many years, but I’ve never graded myself on it. Hmm…
    I take the month of January to search out my word, then declare it on my birthday, early in February.

  5. Denise says:

    I failed miserably with my one word last year…..purposeful. I did excel at crossing items off my bucket list. I love this post and I love the thoughts behind your word. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa says:

      Hey Meghan, when I chose FOCUS, I wrote it every month at the top of my calendar page to serve as a reminder. It worked pretty well for me.

  6. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal says:

    I like your word for 2018! I think mine is Grow. Grow more in the Word. Grow more in my business with FE and where I’d like it to be. Grow beyond where I currently am. Go works, too, for me. Go get out of my comfort zone and do the scary. 😉 Sharing your post on G+ and pinning.

  7. Dannie says:

    LESS. Less guilt, Less self critical, Less stuff, Less fear, Less judgemental….on and on ….
    Love the One Word resolution idea! Thanks for sharing

  8. Kim says:

    Lisa, I am excited for your one word! I think “more” is an excellent choice – we could all use more peace, more calm, more memories, more of all the great wonderful amazing stuff!!!! Go get it, girlfriend! I can’t wait to see what more you’re going to do this year!

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