Trifecta’s Three Word New Year’s Resolution Collection

Just do better. Mommy Dourest

See the mountains. Hypothetically Writing

Make God first. Joe Owens

Bring it on. Mandy Blake

To bloom bravely. Thin Spiral Notebook

Make 2014 supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Bjorn Rudberg

Put those back! The Wizard’s Word

I Shall Be. The Chalk Hill’s Journal

Live life lovingly. PurpleMoose Gazette

Amplify Myself Everyway. Thinkerscap

Love this life. Kirsten Piccini

Do my Best. Writing to be Noticed

Don’t Stress About Rules. From Here to There

Find Your Voice. My Words Are Alive

Laugh Away Fear. Whimsy Gizmo

See the good. The Word Pirate

Take that leap. An Honest Day or Two

Live Authentically, Love. Some Perspectacles

Enjoy life together. Liquid Poet

Learn, not dwell. Janna T Writes

Publish my book! The Bloody Munchkin

Resolved: Happy, Healthy. Not Just Another Mother Blogger

No Impossible Resolutions. The Cheese Whines

Kiss a Dimwit. Shannon City

Accelerate through curves. Red’s Wrap

Work hard, smarter. My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog

Live. Connect. Grow. The Pigments of Life

Believe in Me. My Thoughts on the Subject are as Follows

Finish my novel. martha0stout

Tilt at windmills. Words on a Page

consume breathe produce. Chamblee54

Crush pitiful rebellion. Joe2Stories

Write More Words. Chris White Writes

Respect Others’ Truth. Going for coffee…

Engage your dreams. humanTriumphant

Find my place. Elsetime & Otherwhen

Write every day. Trudging Through Fog

Create Enjoy Rest. As the Romans Do

Invite intelligent intimacy. Momosapien

I can change. Day In and Day Out

Shed & Fly. consciouscacophony

Leave Something Behind. Breathing Space

Wear many hats. A Journey Called Life

Cheerfulness in adversity. Vivinfrance

Drink less alcohol. Blog of the imaginator

Be your best. Don’t give up. The Syllabub Sea

Remember to breathe. My Constant Thoughts

Weed the manure. Better Lies

Let expectations go. Sempsie Jewellry

Cut cheese thinner. About the rest

Don’t give up. Danny James

1. rule the world! Quest for Whirled Peas

Keep the faith. Anne Chia

Break the rules! Short Stories

Release Relax Renovate. Quick Stepp

Book your losses. Yarnspinnerr

I am worthy. Oh Pithy Me

Find myself again. She Whose Name Shall be a Blog

Selflessness, Forgiveness, Compassion. tinypurpleme

Come from gratitude. injaynesworld

Make the time. s.j. paige

Fat don’t fly. Angieinspired

Oops, next please. So much to choose from

Read. Write. Love. The Swords of the Ancients

Shared wise words. Creative Writing

Just keep trying. Writing in the margins, Bursting at the seams

Laugh even more! The Giggling Truckers Wife Writes

Live with might. Saucy Wench’s Words

To really live. Don’t Panic?!

Shepherd my flock. Cobbie’s World

Drink, Screw, Write. Trailertrashdeluxe

Intentions carried forward. Container Chronicle

Last year’s ones. imabookworm

Smile, in pain. Shadows of the Divine

Care for others. Musings of a Soul Eclectic

Believe in myself. High Five and Raspberries

Live life fully. Flippa Bird

Direction. Not dates. Whispering Thoughts

Character, calling, accomplishment. Charles W. Short

Never give up. Geetanjalee RKA’s blog

Make new mistakes. Getting Nowhere Fast

!BRAVE AS ONE! Katie Mia Frederick

Manifest my dreams. Apoplectic Apostrophe

Make it count. Girl in Jammies

Order more takeout. Empty the well

This time, change. Dunce Academy

Procreate. Publish. Participate. As the forest bird flies

Artistically improve myself. unaware but underlined

Do the work. Fictional Fool

Leave the dishes. The Flunked Adjunct

be well love. Black and Gray

Shine on courageously. Simply Charming 

Expect the best. me

This is the collection of all of this week’s entries for Trifextra’s Week Ninety-Nine’s Three Word New Year’s Resolution Challenge. The challenge was based on Michael Ness’ Just Be Nice.

2013 was a difficult and painful year for me and it’s not over yet. I found so much hope and strength in all the entries. Once I started reading them, I wanted to remember them all. So I gave myself this assignment. It proved a very cathartic way to spend the day writing out everyone’s resolution, their blog name, and linking it up. I feel like I got to know everyone a little bit and made me grateful that I joined this community a few months back.

What I found interesting was how nothing repeated itself. There are variations on themes (more writing, focusing on self, doing better) but everyone had their unique interpretation. It also struck me just how meaningful each of these is to each writer. A lot of bloggers offered their backstory – and even drafts – of how they came to their final three words which is even more powerful.

These all make lovely koans and I hope that by collecting them all in one place, we can see just how connected we all are – that our struggles and hopes run along parallel lines, that we are all trying to be better people in our own way, and that moving into a new year is as meaningful as we want it to be.

Happy New Year!



  1. Anja

    I would “like” this but WP won’t let me. I think this is a beautiful idea. I had a very hard year as well and 2014 is a bit of an uphill climb but reading all the resolutions really cheers one up.

  2. Christine

    This? Is AWESOME. It’s so inspiring to see these all laid out like this. I hope 2014 brings only happy things for you, and that you can live your resolution every day, even if things get tough. Thanks so much for putting this list together.

    • Katie Kurtz

      You’re welcome! My gift to the Trifecta community – in the short time I’ve been a part of it, it has proven to be very loving. Love the positivity of everyone and the support.

      Write on!

  3. Bryan Ens

    Thanks Katie! It is cool to see all of these in one place. My resolution was rather tongue in cheek, especially compared to some of the heart-felt ones out there. Your “expect the best” is also a wonderful resolution!

  4. ym1611

    What a wonderful way to take a step forward! I hope you have a much better year ahead of you!
    Thank you for linking me back here.
    Good luck!

  5. jannatwrites

    This is such a great idea! I appreciate the time and effort you put into compiling this list. I also wanted to “Like” this but my button hasn’t worked all day. I thought it was my PC, but seeing Anja’s comment, I think it’s a WordPress thing.

  6. Valerie

    Katie, this is my first blog comment of the new year, and I can’t think of a better post to comment on. I think what you’ve done here is wonderful, and I’m grateful to you for doing this. I’m going to print this out and hang it in my little writing area as constant reminder to make 2014 a great year, and I wish you many blessings this year as well:)

  7. Anne Chia

    Thank you for taking the time to link up all these wonderful resolutions! What a lovely thing to do. I hope this New Year brings with it a great experiences and memories thatwill make you smile. Happy New Year to you

  8. Kir Piccini

    thank you, thank you, thank you…for highlighting all of them, for sharing them, for being in this space with us.
    I’m honored and humbled to be part of this list, to be part of Trifecta and to be part of all my writing communities. They have saved my heart so many times in the last few years.


  9. Suzanne

    This is so cool! Thank you for collecting all of these and laying them out for us. I’m amazed at the variation.

    What an inspiring way to begin the new year. 😀

  10. Rexie

    Katie, so thankful for this hardwork of assorting every single participant. Loved reading so many beautiful arrangements here. Makes me wonderful how many ways to represent beauty! Thanks again for this.

    • Sun

      I hope you do not mind but I linked this to my post for those interested in reading the collection. So much work you put into this, I thought it would be great to spread it further. 🙂

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  12. high five and raspberries

    It was wonderful of you to do this. I have printed it up and stuck it on the front of my refrigerator morning inspiration. I hope 2014 is kinder to you.

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