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One Little Word 2023


I learned about One Little Word at many years ago as I found writing inspiration at Two Writing Teachers ( In 2023, I want to get back to the basics with my writing and business ventures. My #OLW2023 is CULTIVATE.

What is One Little Word®?(From the website)

In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I go about my daily life. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another—a process I document via simple creative monthly prompts from January to December.

You’re invited to join me in choosing your own One Little Word®.

CULTIVATE means applying oneself to improving or developing one’s mind (or manners). As a lifelong learner, I will further develop my mind in 2023, but I will learn with more purposeful outcomes. As an adult with ADD, my learning activities are disorganized most of the time and even haphazard in development. Setting goals is not my problem – I plan well. Implementation is the key to the new year. According to an article I read on, “…if we’re wishing for a more meaningful life but not actively doing anything about it, we probably won’t fare very well. Rather than hoping we will discover or figure out the meaning of our lives someday in the future, it may be possible for us to take ownership of cultivating and experiencing a meaningful life on a day-to-day basis.”

I’m looking forward to cultivating my mind this coming year. Happy New Year! What is YOUR “One Little Word” for 2023?


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

3 thoughts on “One Little Word 2023

  1. Hi Jennifer! I stumbled upon your blog while searching One Little Word ideas. I love that you chose cultivate for your OLW2023. My word is release. I am about to make my graphic and create my screensavers, etc. I have hope for 2023 to be filled with new beginnings! Happy New Year!

  2. Love cultivate as a word for the year and how you describe investigating it and exploring it. All the best with it. I have settled on Change for 2023 and its a bit like you mention no use wishing something is different we have to do something to make that difference.

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