Last year my word was ‘complete’. I initially chose it because I found myself suffering from start-itis – starting many projects, but not finishing much. I originally thought of the word ‘finish’, but that had a depressing quality in the sense of coming to the end of something. Like when you ‘finish’ a good book and you don’t want to say goodbye to the characters.
Complete is defined as “This word had a richer quality and broader application.
I carried the word around in my heart and mind all year and when I found myself slipping into old habits, it would remind me of how I wanted to change. It guided me, taught me and ultimately revealed that my pursuit of ‘finished projects’ was more the idea of finishing well in all areas of my life. Obviously this is a life long challenge and one where I have barely scratched the surface.
I’ve signed up for Ali Edwards’ One Little Word online class. Every month on the 1st, Ali emails a creative prompt to help make your word more visible in your life. You can assemble your monthly pieces in any manner you like. I’m choosing to incorporate them into my Project Life album.
As we move into 2015, consider choosing a word for yourself. I’ve chosen the word ‘ready‘. According to the dictionary, ready means, “. . willing. . .” I’m excited and a little terrified by the potential of this word, but I have a whole year to explore and figure out what it means in my life.
I’m ‘ready’ to go for a walk. Did you see how I used mom’s word? I’m also ‘ready’ for a treat. And I’m ‘ready’ for a nap. I think I’m gonna LOVE mom’s word this year.