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.”

Happy New Year! What is YOUR “One Little Word” for 2023?


Published by 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!

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