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.
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??