Tuesday, January 1, 2013

One Little Word 2013

First of all - Happy New Year!!

This year holds many big changes for me.  I am planning a wedding, and my Fiancé is moving to another province. This means along with getting married this year, I will be in a long distance relationship, I may be looking at selling our condo, moving, finding a new job etc. With all of these changes comes adjustment. Generally I don't make New Year's resolutions, but with the challenges I am going to face this year, I have decided I could use a little direction.

Every year around the end of December on the Studio Calico message board (and others) there are many discussions about Project Life and One Little Word as these projects start at the beginning of a new year. I am still undecided on whether I will continue Project Life this year (I am no where near done 2012). I have decided though to take the Ali Edwards class - One Little Word. I have heard lots about this class in previous years, but the idea of it didn't really sink in. Basically, you choose one word, and keep that word in mind throughout the year.

From Ali Edwards:
I began a tradition of chosing one word for myself each January – a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life.
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2013? 
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you.

One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here’s one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren’t ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.

I am hoping that my word will help shape this next year and provide a constant amongst all the changes.

So you are probably wondering - What is my word?

After much deliberation, and many words floating around in my head, I have decided on:
I hope to EMBRACE the changes happening in 2013 and have a better year for it :)

Have you chosen a word for this year?


  1. Found your blog by the big picture classes bored! I too am using the word Embrace! I have gone through the long distance relationship, my Hubby and I did two and half year long distance but it was hard but we made it work and so can you. Good Luck with Embracing the changes in your life this year!

  2. good luck Vanessa..I know you will do well 'embracing all the new challenges in your life'!

  3. Good luck with all your challenges! My word this year is going to be DREAM. Cause I kind of have forgotten how to do it.