Thursday, January 23, 2014

One Little Word

So I know that I'm still overdue on a Christmas recap post, and I posted about New Year's resolutions and the dos and don'ts already, but I found fresh inspiration I thought I would share.

My husband's cousin recently turned me onto Whippy Cake.  (If you don't know who this is, you need to find out now!!)  I started by just following her on Instagram, then her blog, now her Pinterest boards.  I am only a little obsessed, not too stalkerish.  She has the best hair, makeup, clothes, etc etc... and she does video styling tutorials!  It's crack in the form of social media! 

ANYWAY... For the New Year she chooses One Little Word to focus on for 2014.  Instead of a list of resolutions that are most likely going to leave you feeling like a failure, you choose one little word to focus on for the year.  A word to title your goals and motivations. 

Becki from Whippy Cake chose the word "Ta Da".  It's perfect and brilliant!  Wish I was creative enough to come up with it.  If you think I'm crazy about getting all worked up over the word "Ta Da", just click on the link above and read all about it.  I bet you feel the same way afterwards.

Well since "Ta Da" is already taken, I needed to find my own word.  I thought and thought and initially decided my word would be "Intentional".  I want to be intentional for 2014.  Intentional with my time, my resources, my words...  I was kind of excited, but something was nagging me and telling me that wasn't my One Little Word.

What now?  My One Little Word for 2014 was not off to a good start so far.  Then it hit me!  I already had a word for 2014 and didn't realize it. 

So my One Little Word for 2014 is...


Now most of you will remember that I have already blogged about that.  You can read all about it by clicking here.

So for 2014 I want to "BLOOM" where I am planted, or uprooted, or waiting, or happy, or unhappy.  Where ever I am, whatever I am doing, I want to be blooming and doing it to the best of my ability. I want to make my current situation better, not scrap it and start a new one. Well.. you get the idea.  By the way, "Bloom" may be my One Little Word, but I am still trying to be "Intentional" as well.  Can you have Two Little Words??

Will you choose a word? And if you have, I'd love to hear about it.

Some tips to One Little Word:
*Pick your word.  Any word that works for you.  I have seen light, faith, joy, smile, fun, move, forward, relax, savor, pray... Be creative, be simple, be more, be less.  Your word is your word. 
*Make your word visible. Get your word in a pretty print off Etsy, a local crafter to make you a sign or wall art, have it engraved or stamped on a piece of jewelry.
*Apply your word to your life.  It doesn't work if you don't use it.
*Hash tag your word to status updates and pictures to remind yourself and make your word more visible in your everyday life.  Example: we just replaced our carpet with wood laminate.  I hash tagged the picture on Instagram with #bloom.

Well that's it for now.. Hopefully I will be back soon with a Christmas recap post for y'all and an update on how the new year is going so far. 

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