Saturday, January 5, 2019


Happy New Year!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

I love the beginning of a new year as it feels like a fresh start.  I know there are plenty of us on this happy little planet that make the same resolutions each year, myself included, and have very little follow through.  I have made a commitment to myself to not let this year like one of the many that have come before.

There are big changes going on in my life right now, some good, some scary, and some are just the natural order of things.  It's this last one that I struggle with the most.  I've never been one to resist change but at the same time I've never been one to fully embrace what goes away when change happens.

Along those lines, I am once again going to play along with Ali Edwards' One Little Word class.  This year, however, I am committing to actually "doing the work" and fully embracing my word.  The concept is simple, if you are not familiar with OLW:  choose one word (or acknowledge the one word that has chosen YOU) and invite that word into your life.  The idea is to embrace this word to help manifest whatever it is you want to achieve for the coming year.

Every year I choose a word but I don't have much follow through.  This year I have made a commitment to myself to be an active participant with my word, to fully embrace it, and to see where it takes me.  My word for this year is JOURNEY.

I chose this word because there are many changes I want to make in my life this year and I realize that in order to accomplish these changes I first need to acknowledge that this isn't going to be a quick fix, one and done scenario.  I recognize that this is going to be an ongoing process and I believe the word JOURNEY pays proper respect to this revelation.

I'm all about using up what I have (since I've collected a whole store's worth of supplies over the years).  I decided to use this Close To My Heart Album that I have had for a couple of years now.  I love the colors in it and I had a ton of journaling cards that I purchased with the album.

I've already completed my cover page:

That little "Remember" pocket holds the goals I have for this year.  There are a couple in there that will be quite the challenge.  But I believe I'm up for it.

So let me know: 

  • Will you be playing along with OLW?  
  • Do you make resolutions or set goals for the new year?
Until next time,