Hello beginnings! I’m super excited to begin a second year with Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class. I selected stillness as my word for this year. I really wanted it to be stop, as in physically stopping myself when I recognize that I’m getting carried away with little tasks, but that didn’t seem as all-encompasing as stillness. I want to continue my focus on being mindful, last year’s word, so stillness it is.
My necklace is from the fabulous Lisa Leonard. She sent it with this awesome calendar she created.
The prompt this month was to establish 12 intentions (word phrases or connections) and then 12 actions related to those intentions. We will be referring back to these cards each month.
It was fun thinking of the different phrases with the word still in them like “still of the night” and “I’ve still got it.” I aim to use my word in two major ways. First, to physically stop all the nervous flitting about I seem to do and second, to cultivate an inner calm; to quiet the heck down inside my head! Wish me luck, friends. (BTW, the little calendar tickets I used are by 7 gypsies.)
Our first blog hop of the year has 26 participants! I hope to get to all of them in the next few days. If you’re playing along, head over to visit Pam next. Our full list is at the end of this post. You can see other posts about my OLW project here.
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In related news, our Life Book assignment this week is also about our word or our goals for the year. We are making a game board as a visual of our personal journey into 2013. Interestingly, I started making it about stillness but it ended up being more about my art/creativity goals instead, which I’ve identified as learning and playing. It’s not finished yet, but you can see the game board I made and the obstacles and encouragement along the way, as well as my goal cards and the little pocket they will stay in. The cards (gessoed and painted Bicycle playing cards) have notes/writing on the other side. The game piece (markers) represents me ready to begin new learning adventures this year. The lesson: it is crucial that each of us makes time for what matters to us.
You may need to manually type in these addresses while I try to fix some of these links.
Missus Wookie: mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com
Naomi: http://www.poeticaperture.com/ <— You are here.
Pam: http://pammiek.blogspot.com/ <— Go here next.