Saturday, January 8, 2011

One Little Word

My word for the year came to me during the first week of December while pondering the reverb 10 prompt:

December 1 – One Word. Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? (Author: Gwen Bell)

While reminiscing on 2010’s word, POSSIBILITY, and planning for 2011 I couldn’t help but reflect on Ali’s comments to this prompt on her own blog. This past year, 2010, she chose a secret word. She chose ‘athlete’. Tonight while driving in the car I was trying to think of a similar word as I’ve slacked in the ‘movement’ department the last couple of months and into my head popped MOVE.

At first I thought “Well, everyone makes a fitness goal”. Then it dawned on me that MOVE means so much more than that making it the perfect word for me. In that moment I committed to my word.

My word for 2011 is MOVE.

Obviously moving more and eating less is on my list and motivated my word initially. That will continue to be a big focus this year for both myself and M.

MOVE also means moving on to the next stage of my life and that hopefully means moving to a new city-presumably home to Newfoundland. Hopefully, ‘move’ will mean moving into a new house as well.

MOVE may also mean it’s time to move on. Maybe it’s time to leave camp, mentally prepared to take the summer of 2011 or 2012 off and spend the time with my husband making new summer memories and traditions.

My word for 2011 is MOVE.

I haven’t decided how I will document it yet. I thought about taking Ali’s class at Big Picture Scrapbooking but reminded myself of a lesson I learned last year. I’m not a big fan of online classes because I never seem to keep up with them. Maybe I will make a mini-album journal with one entry for each month, something simple with typed journaling and a picture of something. I’ve even thought about using Ali’s December Daily templates and just covering the ‘weekday’ spot! We’ll see what comes to mind as I continue to contemplate and work on ‘moving’. Rest assured it will appear here on the blog.

I feel like life is going to significantly change in 2011. I’m not sure I’m ready for all that it will have to offer but I’m damn well going to try and face whatever it is head on.