Words for 2021

Cedar Post staffers picked words that they want to focus on throughout the new year.

Words for 2021


Verb: to bring into harmony or proportion

“This year I want to practice bringing balance to different aspects of my life by putting healthy time and energy into the things that are important instead of overexerting myself for things that shouldn’t require so much of my attention.”
-Molly Balison


Noun: a revival of or renewed interest in something.

“With all that happened last year, we need a renaissance in everything that we took for granted before the pandemic. Going out with friends, family gatherings, evening barbecues, we need to rekindle our passion in not only social activities but in life itself.”
-Wil Auld


Adjective: characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements.

“By being flexible I will be ready to meet any new challenges or changes in the upcoming year with ease whether that involves the pandemic, new opportunities, school, or accomplishing different goals, being flexible will overall solidify my adaptability.”
-Piper Frank


Noun: a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.

“Since 2020 was a year of sitting around the house and not doing anything very exciting I want to make 2021 much more exciting than 2020. I hope that the year will be in line with my ambitions and not bring another catastrophic event!”

-Chris Koch


Noun: an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome

“I chose optimism as my word to implement in my life in 2021, because I want to try and be more open to all the good possible outcomes that could come out of each day. I will try to be more optimistic about what this year will bring and hope it will be better than 2020.”
-Ali Terry


Noun: an intense feeling of deep affection.

“I chose love because in 2021 I want to not only learn how to love myself, but I also want to fall in love with living life and not waste one moment of my life stressing about things that shouldn’t really matter.”
-Lucy Allen


Noun: the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.

“We all know that 2020 didn’t exactly come out the way we all hoped, but with quarantine and all that happened in the world we all stuck through it. In a way, we all endured.”
-Peyton Mullen


Noun: something that requires discovery, identification, or clarification.

“Since 2020 brought so many things that no one saw coming, we know that we never really know what the next year will bring. I hope that 2021 is a very exciting and good year!”
– Dillon Terry


Verb: To be confused or perplexed.

“With all that has happened this year and the years to come it is clear that things are very confusing. Certain people aren’t essential, the election and so much more. But with all this confusion just remember there will be an end of this madness or Bumfuzzled feelings. We just have to get through this together.”
-Fallyn O’Connor