One Little Word...

Each year for the last two years, I've chosen one word to be my "theme" for the year. My word for 2008 was "simplify".  I had huge intentions of working to simplify my life and my belongings.  I wanted to simplify my life, and focus on things that were really important to me. 

While I did accomplish much of that, I did not do as much as I had hoped or planned. Most of the lack of action or completion is due entirely on choices I made and things I let slack when I should have been focused. 

Over the last few weeks, I've been pondering what word to choose for 2009. My life is going to be going in a much different direction. I'm now a parent in addition to being a wife, sister, friend, teacher, employee, boss, and independent business owner. There are so many different directions I'd like to go in this year, and so many different goals and aspirations to strive towards. 

Some of the words I'm considering are Trust, Faith, Peace, Change, Serve, Time, Balance, Purpose, Believe, Focus and Become. Each of them holds significance to me, and each of them also has many other meanings. I'll share what my word is when I finally settle on it.

Have you chosen a word for the year? If so, what is it? If not, what is a word you would choose to focus on for 2009 if you were choosing one?

P.S. The "One Word" concept is not mine. I first learned about it from Ali Edwards at CKU-Albums in Dallas in 2005.  She started sharing the idea on her blog in 2007 and has continued the theme discussion since then.


gina g said...

oooh, great idea. I love the assignment and will have to get back to you on my word. We all have so many roles we fill, to sum it up in one word that exemplifies what we desire to become or improve on... wow. What an assignment.

Anonymous said...

Hi...I am sure your world is crazy with baby 'Fred'. I posted on your swap post but it has been so long since Silver Bella. I miss everyone. I have been making some neat soldered pieces. Hope things are well!