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I chose “fun” as my word of the year. I wavered a little bit while writing yesterday’s post. However, I decided to stick with it. Here’s why.

Word of the year

Choosing a word of the year is a new concept for me. In fact, I only found out about it when my brother announced his word on one of our family calls last month. He went on to explain how he uses it to center himself in times of turbulence. After hearing that, I was hooked.

How do I choose?

According to, the Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use. 171,000? How do I choose just 1 word? Well, it was easier than I thought. 

Bring in the Stoics

I’ve become fascinated with Stoicism. One principle I latched onto quickly was “control what you can control”. Meaning, no matter what happens, the only aspect that you can control is your reaction. 

Admittedly, I was not very stoic last year. 2020 was in control and that was one roller coaster no one wanted to hop on. I walked away thinking “Wow, that was not fun.”

Wait, did I just say “fun”? Bingo! 

The year of fun

2021 is the year of Fun. Life’s short. It’s a journey filled with many ups and downs. As 2020 proved time and time again, those ups and downs are largely out of your control. The one thing you can control though is how you react and damn it, I just want to have fun.

Published February 25, 2021

About the author

Hi, I’m Joe Webber. I write a daily blog to remind myself of where I want to go and the steps needed to get there.

In 2017, after failing out of college and 10 years of aimlessly floating along, I woke up and realized there was more to life than just going through the motions.

Since then, I’ve been on a relentless pursuit to ditch average and live a life worth talking about.

I write about my wins and losses so others can avoid my mistakes. I hope you’ll follow along:

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