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One Word for 2017: Onward!

2016 is only a few days from being over; the New Year is on the horizon.

Since 2009, instead of choosing a New Year’s resolution, I’ve been choosing One Word to live by for 365 days.  This year, my One Word is:



Onward!  The road may be difficult, but I refuse to quit or stop; onward I go!  Onward to new and better things.  Onward to climbing the difficult mountains and feeling victorious afterwards.  Onward to crossing the roughest of seas and knowing I accomplished something.  Onward into the night to seek the morning.  Onward to get a new understanding on God’s love for me.  Onward to fight battles rather than stand by and watch.  Adventure is waiting, onward I go!

Sometimes there are road blocks and stumbling blocks, but that shouldn’t stop me from continuing onward!  They may slow me down a little, but I won’t stop, and after moving past the barriers, I will have grown and learned from the difficult path.

2016 was a year of striving for me, but in 2017, I’m going onward!  Adventure ho!

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This blog was written in connection with OneWord365.com.  Check it out.  Forget New Year’s resolutions, just choose one word.



One Word for 2016: Strive

Happy New Year, everyone!

For the last several years instead of choosing a New Year’s resolution that’s hard to keep, I’ve been choosing One Word to live by for 365 days (or 366 days, as this is a leap year).  This year, I’ve chosen:

OneWord365 - 2016 - Strive


Strive to be a better person.  Strive to be a better writer.  Strive to take chances and try new things.  Strive to get out of my comfort zone.  Strive to live for God every day.  Strive to make some changes in my life.  Strive to get a novel published and/or work on new writing projects.  Strive to live life, instead of watching others live it without me.  Strive to be more than I can be.

Striving isn’t always easy.  I may need encouragement and a helping hand along the way.  As I get older, the more I see that I can’t do everything alone.

Strive to help.  Strive to heal.  Strive to learn.

Once we stop striving, we stop living life and reaching for more.  Continue to strive.

2015 was a year of change for me.  Now that change has happened.  It’s time to STRIVE!

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This blog was written in connection with OneWord365.com.  Check it out.  Forget New Year’s resolutions, just choose one word.


One Word For 2015: Change


Not so much the change itself, but the acceptance of change.  This is the one word I want to use to describe 2015.  2014 has been a hard year; between the difficulties of dealing with the ongoing ugly divorce of my parents and the subsequent health issues said divorce caused in my mother, my seemingly stalled writing career, and the ups and downs of the single life, next year needs some acceptance of change.

Next year is going to have a lot about it that I will be able to look back on.  The family vacation to Italy in January, and the writer’s conference in August (the same one I was supposed to go to last year, but I had to change my plans last minute).  There will be more, I know there will, but it will require change…and my acceptance.

Things will never be the same again, and sometimes that’s a good thing.  For 2015, it will be a great thing.  God is doing so much in my life, and I’m excited to see what He will do in the next year.

I’ve already taken some steps towards change.  I’ve tried new foods I wouldn’t normally try.  Taken some chances with my writing I wouldn’t normally take.  2015, bring on the change, I’m ready for it.  Let’s just try to keep it positive.

This blog was written in connection with OneWord365.com.  Check it out.  Forget New Year’s resolutions, just choose one word.


One Word 2012

Last year, my sister, Alece Ronzino, did something called One Word.  The idea is to throw away New Year’s resolutions and replace it with one word.  Just one word.  One word to live your life by for the year.  One Word took off and now hundreds of people have resolved to not have a resolution this year, but one simple word.  Because of the success of the concept, her one word has become a community.  One Word 365!

One word.

365 days.

Last year, my One Word was “written“.  It summed up what I wanted out of last year.  And by the end of 2011, I felt like I had lived up to it.

So, what’s my One Word for 2012?  It took me some time to think about it.  I know a lot of words, and each word has the potential to represent what I want out of 2012.  But, it’s not about what I want out of 2012, it’s about what I can be, how I can change and grow.  Both in my spiritual life, and in my life’s desires and goals.  That’s why I have chosen this year’s One Word.


“Be” is a small, two letter word that is easily passed by when you read it in a book or an article.  Kind of like me.  But as small as “be” is, this simple little verb has a lot of strength behind it.  To “be” something means that you “are” something.  You are not wanting, lacking, or desiring, you are.  My word is not “become”.  I don’t want to become.  I already am.  I want to “be”.  “Be” someone new.  “Be” who I am meant to be.

A hero doesn’t “become” a hero; he’s a hero on the inside first.  He needs to “be”, before he can become, and then is a hero.

I want to “be” on the inside.  Be Andrew Ronzino.  I want to stop becoming, because I already am Andrew Ronzino.  Now it’s time to BE!

I start here.  I start now.

One Word 2012: Be

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If you would like to join the One Word 365 community and throw away a resolution and replace it with one word, visit the One Word 365 website: oneword365.com

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