And there is quite a story to it. As I come to the end of the year I start looking back at where I have come from and looking forward to what is ahead. My words seem to come naturally through what I am doing. Sometimes it is something I have read or maybe heard. Other times it is through things that I see. The more I engage in the process the more aware I am of how my word comes to me. Last year my word was brave. And I needed it. I am really only starting to process what happened through our building adventure that went terribly wrong and took over my life. I wrote it all down.This year sees me looking at that story. Am I ready to tell it? It has made me see the importance of story. Everyone has one. One of the big purposes of our studio building was for me to develop my scrapbooking and help others tell their story. Now it is complete I am looking forward to seeing where my one little word will take me.
Back in 2010 I chose my first word for the year. I came across the concept through Ali Edwards. She explains it really well here
"Essentially the idea is to choose a word (or let it choose you) that has the potential to make an impact on your life.
Maybe you want to invite something or maybe you are hoping to subtract something. Maybe your word will be practical or hopeful or creative or fanciful. Maybe you need a big word, something in-your-face that will challenge you everyday. Maybe you need something smaller and quieter that will whisper gentle tidings as you make your way throughout the year." Ali Edwards
You can read about her One Little Word Journey here.
Here is a look at the words that I have chosen
As I go back through my words I recall just how much they have each become a part of my life as I have worked with them in different ways. A lot of times they have been what I needed and I am thankful that I came across the concept as it has changed my life for the better. Just one little word. I wonder where my word will take me this year?