One Little Word 2017 | Discover

2017 is the year to discover. Discover yourself, discover your town, discover your family, discover your religion.

Last year was full of changes and transitions, the last one happening only last week with Evelyn being born! We knew 206 would be full of changes, and that is why I specifically chose my mission statement–I wanted to try to take the bad with the good, stay positive, and make the best of things. This year, things will be a little more stable: we have a long term contract with our apartment complex, Justin’s job is steady, and we are just fine with two kids this year. So, since things have calmed down a bit, I want to dive deeper into the different aspects of my life. I want to


2017 is the year to discover. Discover yourself, discover your town, discover your family, discover your religion.

Discover my family.

With a toddler who is continually learning and growing, I want to focus on helping him get prepared for preschool in the fall. With a brand new baby, there will be daily discoveries as she learns and grows. I want to rediscover the passion I had with Justin that was kind of lost during all the transitions last year.

Discover my faith.

At the beginning of the year, as well as 2015, I had a great relationship with my Savior. I feel I’ve lost that closeness, deepness, and passion with my faith. I want to rediscover that, especially now that I am a now a youth adviser in my congregation.

Discover Texas.

Every time we’ve moved somewhere, we have told ourselves that we are going to take advantage of all that town had to offer. And every time, we’ve waited until the very last minute and never succeeded. We want to enjoy and discover all that the DFW area has to offer.

Discover myself.

I’ve dabbled in past-times and hobbies on and off throughout my entire life. Since I am no longer teaching (which I desperately miss, but won’t go back until my kids are both in school), I want to find a solid passion. I want to find my place online: blogging, free lancing, graphic design Etsy shop, virtual assisting. Learning how to use manual mode on my camera and editing photos is also a goal for this year. I also want to get back to my healthy self–my goal weight and intensity in my workouts. Rediscovering myself and seeing how I can change to be a better, happier, more positive person is a priority.

So, this year, I will be using these four areas to center all my monthly goals.

January Discover Goals

Discover being a family of four

  • Create a new routine for our family that includes Evelyn
  • Spend one-on-one time with Rhys electronic free every day
  • Stay patient, positive, and loving
  • Scripture reading every night with Justin

Discover balance

  • Find a routine/work schedule that works with a newborn and 2.5 year old
  • Stay caught up on blogging and freelancing
  • Enjoy being present and electronic free
  • Read 3 books

Discover a new Tayler

  • Create and read through a new secret Pinterest board full of inspiration on what I want to be like this year
  • Eat healthy–no Pepsi and no snacks after Rhys goes to bed
  • Create mantras for myself
  • Journal at least twice a week and be introspective

This year, I will be co-hosting a monthly linkup called One Little Word. The first Monday of each month, this link up will be open for you to join talking about how you are doing with your word of the year, your monthly words, or your monthly goals.

One Little Word monthly goal setting link up! First Monday of every month!

Tayler from The Morrell

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. I think this word fits you perfectly! I could just tell by reading this post. Also, this post is visually appealing LOL I’m really excited to see some of these goals happen for you. Good luck!

  2. i LOVE your word so much! your goals and areas of focus for the year are perfect where you and your little family are right now. i’m excited to follow along with you this year.

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