"" The Preppy Strawberry: One Little Word 2014

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



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




  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

  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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