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Thursday, January 2, 2014

One Little Word 2014

 

OWL 2014 The Preppy Strawberry

 

 

What’s your OLW for 2014? 

My one little word for this year is

CREATE

 

Last year, I stumbled upon Ali Edwards blog and the idea of choosing one little word for a year instead of a resolution.  This is my second year of picking a word to focus on and make part of my life for an entire year.  I don’t know about you but resolutions have not worked for me but picking one little word is an easier way to keep me focused  on what I want to change. 

Last year my word was BELIEVE and I stuck with it pretty much all year – maybe lost a little focus here and there but it was always in the back of mind.  This year, I decided to take things a step further because I wanted the accountability.  I have  lots of things on the horizon that I would like to CREATE this year and have happen so,  I decided to take her workshop this year.  You might see people on instagram who are taking the workshop using the #hashtags #OLW2014 or #onelittleword – so if you are curious what it’s all about search the #hashtags on social media and you will find a whole list of words that others have chosen.  You do not have to take the workshop to pick your own little word – Last year, I just picked a word and made it my focus for a year.  In the end BELIEVE was a good word me last year.  

Some of the things I want to focus on with my word Create is

1)  Create better home – continue to update our space and focus on finishing up my creative office space

2)  Create new venture – this is a work in progress but big focus for me this year

3)  Create healthier choices – I would like to run a 1/2 marathon this year but I will make this a goal of achieving running a few 5K races ( why not I used to run all the time?) 

4)  Make more time to create time for being creative

5)  Create a better time management so I can add my workouts back into my life vs. focusing on everyone and everything else.

This is a growing list of things I want to CREATE in 2014 and something I will grow and focus on in this years workshop. 

 

Created a pinterest board with my word to help keep me focused …..

follow along on instagram

 

 

As I move along in the workshop I will be updating my progress and keeping myself accountable for my OLW 2014 – So will you pick a OLW or do you focus on a Resolution? 

 

OLW workshop

 

Amy

7 comments:

  1. That was my word in 2011 even thought I wasn't doing any word project, looking back I see general themes over the years and attitudes I had. I love the word CREATE. Can't wait to see where this leads us!

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  2. That is a great word and seems versatile enough to incorporate into many areas of your life. My word is "simplify." I look forward to following your progress!

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  3. I like how you used your word for more than just arty areas of your life. I will remember that with my clients that are creative but don't think they have time to exercise!

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  4. I was also struck by how the word "create" doesn't have to be pigeon-holed into the artistic endeavors of our lives. You have some great ideas. Best of luck!

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  5. Sounds like you have some "creative" plans for the new year. Great word.

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  6. Great word! I love that although I tend to put this word into a creative box, it truly does apply to all areas of life! Very exciting!

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  7. This is curlycraftymom from over on IG! I thought I'd finally check out your blog and follow! I love your word for the year. I have ran 4 half marathon's and I started out slowly. I am trying to decide if I want to do a half this Spring.

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