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2017 Word + Mantra of the Year

First off, let me thank all of you for your kind words and support as I transitioned from Ware is the Vodka to Simply Sevi. The overwhelming response I received was more than I could’ve ever imagined and I am forever grateful that you are willing to stick with me in this space.

It’s funny because as soon as I pitched Simply Sevi, my sweet husband chuckled and told me there wasn’t anything simple about me. Quite a few of you shared the same sentiments, so I wanted to give you the reason why I decided on Simply to compliment the brand of myself.

Searching for the Words

It all started when I worked at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas with my amazing team that we began the tradition of selecting a word of the year. Nearly 6 years later, I’ve stuck with selecting at least one word that will really define what my year would look like. Over these last few weeks, I’ve taken the time to really look at what 2017 has in store for my life. Transitioning my brand to fit the changes in my life, the unexpected anticipation of becoming a mother, and understanding that relationships are worth cherishing when they truly are meant to be – these were just three triggers that really narrowed down my decisions on which word I would select.

And then there were two…

After much brain racking thought, I finally settled on two words that I couldn’t shake: intentional and simply.

These two words just encompassed everything I wanted 2017 to look like. They both paint a clear and concise picture of the direction that my life is going. After much deliberation and prayer, it hit me that I didn’t need to settle on just one.

For 2017, I’ve opted for simply as my word of the year.

With the transition on my blog, it seamlessly blends into my lifestyle and values with all of the changes happening in my life at this moment. This has been the most straightforward and transparent that I’ve ever felt in my life as I embark on a path that I didn’t neatly plan out. With the unexpected tiny one on the way, it caused me to take a long hard look at how I’ve been running around stretching myself too thin and attempting the unthinkable at times. The constant banter of others when they asked: “how did I do it all?” The constraint of having to make sure “people got on my calendar” soon enough to actually spend time with me.

Simply for 2017 is being accessible. It’s being open and honest. It’s making room for motherhood in the purest way. It’s allowing myself time to just plain be.

And because 2017 is a big year….

As for intentional, like I said I couldn’t shake it. So I opted to keep it as my mantra of 2017 in living simply. I want to live simply, but be intentional in every step I taking in being straightforward. Everything manner I take in this living simply a lifestyle, I want to do on purpose and deliberately with no regrets. I want to simply just be intentional without fear of what people think, feel, or need. So my mantra for 2017 is to live simply and be intentional!

I’m linking up with Nicole over at writes like a girl with this post and would love to know what your word of the year is – so share in the comments below. Bonus points if you have a mantra to go with it!

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  • Reply Nan Walvoord

    Awsomeness and piceless!

    January 3, 2017 at 8:56 am
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      Definitely took a lot of work to get to this word and mantra, but it’s very fitting for what 2017 has in store for me.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Heather N Webb

    I love so much your two words! You know mine was intentional, so I think it’s really cool that we have similar views for our year. I really like that you have simply as your focus. I have been super focused on simplifying lately, and I think it’s totally tied in with being intentional. I can’t wait to see how you manifest these things in 2017!

    January 11, 2017 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Cris

    I love your word for 2017 and how it ties in nicely with your new blog name too. This is actually one of the posts that inspired my post for today. So, thank you!

    January 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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