My One Word for 2019 – REBOOT

One Word 2019 Reboot

One Word 2019 Reboot


It’s that time of year where resolutions are being made and goals are being set. In our household, we set traditional goals and choose one word for 2019 to focus on. I have been doing this practice for years with friends and as the kids got older, it became a family affair. I will admit that this is the first year that I struggled to find a word, finally chose a word and verse and then (after much prayer and reflection) two weeks into January, I changed my word and verse again.

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My Previous #OneWord Choices

2018 Cultivate

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty. – Proverbs 28:19 NASB

2017 Yield – *This is the first year I chose a bible verse to complement my word.

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. – Exodus 14:14 NIV

2016 Manage

2015 Do

2013 Persevere

My One Word For 2019


reboot: [verb] to start (something) anew to refresh (something) by making a new start or creating a new version

I’m a planner (This is the planner I’m using this year) and last year I had great plans. My word was cultivate and I loved everything about this word and the spirit it brings. I was ready to cultivate my life and grow exponentially through self discovery. Well, when I looked back at my goals, only one of my five yearly goals was accomplished. That is a 20% success rate and I was not here for it. I am an overachiever and this did not sit right with my soul. I struggled with writing goals and focusing on the new year because of my lovely failure rate. And then I thought about God’s grace and my perspective shifted. So, I decided to REBOOT. A do-over of sorts. Why not? It’s my life and not to mention I’m 40 now, so I promised myself to live more positively and confidently and just do what feels right in my life and although it’s January, a REBOOT was necessary to get me going. So, here’s to a year of reboots when necessary.

I plan to REBOOT my:

hobby by committing to a writing schedule

career by building my writing portfolio

home by creating a (mostly) paperless home

family by increasing our reading minutes

personal growth by reading even more and cutting down on social media minutes.

My Bible Verse for 2019

My Type A personality needs reassurance that rebooting every now and then is perfectly ok. I need to know that perfection is not expected and it is not attainable. So, when my goals get away from me, my verse reminds me that if I am a believer, then I am entitled to a REBOOT every now and then.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! ~ Corinthians 5:17

And now it’s time to REBOOT. I have old goals and new goals I need to accomplish. Before you go, please share your #oneword or bible verse for this year in the comments below. I’d love to hear your focus for this year. 

Hugs and love,

Dee Dee

Dee Dee Wheaton

Dee Dee Wheaton is the editor and main contributor of her family’s blog, The Wheaton Takeover. She writes and edits her posts listening to hip hop and r&b while sipping hot tea. Dee Dee and her family have temporarily relocated to Dublin, Ireland from Houston, Texas. They are traveling the world, learning and experiencing new things everyday and loving life one day at a time. Through their blog, they share their worldwide excursions, experiences living as American expats in Ireland, lessons learned along the way and glimpses into their crazy life.