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