Helllo One little word of mine for 2015 ... PURPOSE. First what is One little word? You can read more about this year long journey of choosing a word with Ali Edwards on her site here. Ali has created this journey for all of us to be able to see what a simple word can do for you in a year. Really awesome thought!
I first tried OLW in 2011, it amazed me how I could look at that one word and be so connected with it. I let this project go last few years and really noticed that I wasn't as focused or drawn to any one word ... until a few weeks ago it was good to get connected again.
"PURPOSE" hit me & stuck to me and I played with it and jotted down what it means and was surprised that I was so so into this word and the meaning for me. So I started jotting down more, and more, and more about this word. Here is a page out of my journal I wrote this morning over coffee.
You can read above the way I played with my word and how it will be welcomed and used in my life, I felt like this last year just flew past us and almost in a way were I never totally connected to all the things I love and do ... like my feet never hit the ground and I was always spinning onto the next thing at hand.
It was hard for me even to express this to myself never mind my family, with such a great year being on Creative teams and teaching at BPC and doing everything I LOVED it still felt like I was only half ass doing things and that I was not doing the full PURPOSE of these things.
This opens a whole can of worms here last year I know was BUSY I liked it but then felt like I was running on Empty at times. I said way to many "just one minute" to my kids. I didn't like how that felt & thought that being a working mom I needed to organize our lives a little better - it worked, I wasn't feeling as run down and we had a system that helped out so much better!
Then over the summer I read Brigid Schulte's book - Overwhelmed: Work, Love, And Play When No One Has The Time . The timming of this read could not have been better and so much made sense to me, VERY good read! This kept me moving forward.
So with finding this OLW of mine I am full on going to hear see and feel with PURPOSE. The list I made in my journal started a whole different list ( will share another post) about what each then prompt I gave myself to go with ... like
"Parent with Purpose" to us parents in this family of ours, that means to SEE + HEAR +FEEL more (as a team) on each of our kids levels, they are five and ten and think way different then we do and react way different then we do and I am hoping that by having more purpose + intentions of giving them MORE of us it will show us all something NEW *This is just a hope but a better approach for us all.
Each prompt I gave myself I will write a little more of each one later on & stick that into my album ... IF you are interested in taking on another project or different project then head over to Ali's site and sign up Registration is $26.00 until December 31st.
Thanks for reading, What is your word for 2015?