One Little Word 2018

In 2006, Allie Edwards started a tradition of picking one word to focus, meditate and reflect on for the year. This tradition has bloomed into One Little Word. It is something I attempted to work on a couple of years back but never saw it to fruition. I have a tendency to run full warp speed into an idea/project/whatever without really sticking to it or have an all out lack of discipline and follow through!

I wanted to focus my creative flow on to a project this year that didn’t involve setting up another planner. I can do that anytime. I thought of a couple of things like hand lettering but kept coming back to #OLW. Allie’s website has a year-long course for #OLW that offers structured online class format as well as a thriving Facebook community. This allows me to work at my own pace but still have people I can interact with.

The website also offers all sorts of products to get your started.  For this year, I opted to get the notebook and the Main Kit. It allows me to have a more journal like experience with my word. The kit includes journal cards, embellishments, stickers and study cards. And all of it comes in a neutral tone which I am totally into right now. This year, if you are so inclined, you can also have your word made into a jewelry piece. How incredibly delightful is that? I would have jumped on this but I’m not a girl who wears gold.

Once you have a word in mind, the course will lead you into cultivating a reason why you chose the word, an invitation to your word and even defining your word.  What did I pick for 2018? Stop.  As in STOP self sabotage, complaining, overspending, overeating, making excuses, and most importantly blaming. I wanted my word to help me progress to my “next level’ in my spiritual, mental and physical well-being. Stop the nasty habits that lead me to self-doubt and build new ones that lead me into self-assurance.

I am really looking forward to what this word has in store for me in 2018. Are you in? Did you pick a word? Let me know in the comments below.

lissy

Allie Edwards One Little Word 2018

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Strategic Fail

I’ve lost site on my One Little Word for 2017. Focus. I am beginning to even wonder of that is a possibility as I can’t even remember if I took my medications in the morning. I wrote about being hyper vigilant when it come to my weight…weighing in with extra pounds is not being hyper vigilant in any capacity.

May it should be more Laser Focused.

But how?

I need a new game plan! (and a planner)

One Little Word

Last year, I had the grandiose plan to join Allie Edwards and her One Little Word project. I picked accountability and got my class schedule. I was ready!

Just with everything I plan to do, one day or several days into it all comes a flare. I often find it hard to go back, find where I left off and start again. I promised myself “No Photo Challenges” on Instagram for this very reason. My energy goes to my forty hours of work each week and I burn through what energy I have “catching up” on the weekend.

When I thought about a word for 2017 I was torn between Energy and Focus.  Energy, per Webster’s definition, is the strength and vitality required for sustain physical or mental activity. A very wonderful, powerful word to explore – don’t you think?  And there is Focus, whose synonyms are heart, core, and focal point. The center of interest or activity. As I sit here and write this…I am still torn on which one to pick.

I made a mini mind map in my planner on what I needed to focus on in 2017. Health – well, duh. This encompasses a change in eating lifestyle, implementing fitness, menu planning, blah blah blah. Self Care: basically, not allowing myself leave the house looking like ass. Faith – Read the bible end to end; daily devotions; structured devotions; meditation through journaling. And of course, grow this blog, YouTube, re-launch Etsy…I’ve got plans!

Though it will require Energy to gain Focus, I am going with Focus. Mostly to remind myself that despite being ill, I won’t lose sight of my plans, that it really is ok to pick up where I left off and the goals I set for myself are obtainable.

Do you have a word for 2017?

lissy

#OLW/Journal Update – I’m doing it wrong

Raise your hands if you have taken on a project and then left it to rot, but not really on purpose. Yea, no srsly, raise your hand. We all have the best intentions with our creative projects and journaling. I have about thirty unused notebooks to prove that.

When I began One Little Word in January, my intentions were good. I had my word (accountability, in case you totally forgot) and my all the project life cards, inserts…ya get it right?

Basically, I am doing it wrong. I am not a project life girl. I have discovered lately, I’m more of “Oh, I like what this picture represents, let’s slap it on a page” girl. Call it Creative Journaling, Collage. What ever you want but it’s working for me.

Pictures next month my darling readers.  I have glue in my hair at the moment.

lissy

 

Happy New Year

Seriously, five minutes ago it was Halloween!
Welcome 2016!

It’s a gonna be a great year.

Among the online community of instagrammers and bloggers, there is a challenge called One Little Word. This word can be something you would like to improve about yourself, say like Faith. Or maybe it’s an aspect about yourself that you need work on.
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For 2015 my word was Enough. I am enough, I have enough, and so on. I spent the latter portion of the year thinking of my word. I picked out five possible words and blindly picked Accountability out of my choices.
I took out the old dusty book called a dictionary (book, the things with paper stuck between two heavy pieces of board) and broke down what Accountability will mean for me in 2016
  1. Responsibility: duty bound by course of action. If you say your going to do it Lissy, be duty bound to finish it.
  2. Answerability: being called to account. For me, this is about Faith. To be answerable to my actions.
  3. Trustworthiness: Worthy of trust and confidence.  You secrets are safe with me, I tend to forget things.
  4. Liability: Legally bound to a debt of obligation.  Yet another lesson to learn.
Now, my mission in 2016 is to work on the Accountability of my life, faith, finances and so much more.
So, I’m putting you on the spot! What word would you choose?
Loveya, kisses, byebye
Lissy