Monday, January 1, 2018

OLW -My One Little Word for 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

A brand new year means a brand new word to carry me through 2018. Instead of making resolutions (which never seemed to work), choosing OLW has become a treasured tradition, since 2013.
For the past five years, I have chosen a word to represent how I wanted the year to unfold.
My words usually announced themselves; it was never a challenge to adopt one.
I have taken Ali Edwards year long course on choosing OLW and living with it and I found it fascinating and helpful.

My words:
2013 - JOY
2014 - Embrace
2015 - Bloom
2016 - SHINE
2017 - Cultivate

Each word filled a need and helped me navigate through some challenging times - from retiring, to health issues with my husband.
During the past  year I found myself creating less, especially my writing, I have had little routine in my life and am frustrated at how little I accomplished last year.

So this year, I knew I needed a strong word that would force me to do more, to write and create more. The word more just seemed to apply to so many things I wanted to have in my life.

The over-riding theme for this year I want to embrace is:  "Enjoy Life More".

I created my OLW canvas for the year, that will hang in my art room, to remind me that each day I must seek more of life.

There are many resources to help you find your OLW.
Check at Ali Edwards and as well, at Susannah Conway's blog for a free 5 day course.

Join in at "Create With Joy" for the OLW Blog Hop.

What is your word for 2018??


Dicky Bird said...

That's a good one.

Jean said...

What a great choice for your word! Always interesting to see how and why others pick their words. I, too, always take a minute to reflect on my words from previous years. Hope you have a wonderful 2018!

LA Paylor said...

you have a lot of creative outlets like I do. I relate to More!
More can be great, or too much. I guess it's more but not too much!
Yes, write more, for me too. I am in a small group of two, who share stories and prompts. Interested in joining us? LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color