With January quickly approaching, I was reminded that I need to pick my word for 2010. The idea comes from ali edwards
, one of my favorite all time creative people. She has picked her work for this year, which is STORY
. Her words in past years are Nurture for 2009, Vitality for 2008, and Peace for 2007. (You can read her original post on "one little word" here
I picked my first word in 2008 after reading ali's blog. My word in 2008 was CREATIVE
. I really wanted to focus my energy on being creative that year; in fact, starting a blog was part of that creative process.
Last year I picked the word MINDFUL
As I started thinking about my word for 2010, and about writing about it on my blog, I was going to come up with a list of words I might consider. ali has people post words they are considering, so you can see all kinds of words that might resonate for you. But as I started to think of words to consider, one popped into my head, and I can't let it go. So, it will be my word for 2010.
My 'tag line' on my email signature at work is this phrase: "Be the change you wish to see in the world" by Gandhi. So the word change is important to me. And as I thought of 2010, I thought about my need to change my eating habits, to keep the weight off that I lost this year. And I also know I want to change the way I think about some things, like letting negative people zap my energy. So there was my word . . . one that I think will be important to me in 2010 . . . CHANGE.
I'm excited for that to be my word!
Hope you pick out 'one little word' for 2010 that will help your year be a great one!