My guiding word for this year is "activate". First I thought I would choose "resolute" but realized it is too reactionary for me - like I would be strong in response to something happening for which I would need to remain strong. "Activate" fits better - it works in my art, my stitiching, my family, my travels, my focus on caring and my commitment to remain vigilant and strong. Get moving, get it done, and enjoy each moment. Activate for 2017.