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Last year I decided to choose one little word for the year. I chose "Glorious".
Now I won't lie, it didn't dramatically shape my year but it was a small voice in the background. It made me re-access certain situations, especially regarding blogging. I liked having a focus for the year, I liked channelling, certainly my creativity and blogging, around it.
Choosing a word this year was hard. There were a lot of words I played around with including, abide, wait and still. Still nearly won out I tell you! But I wanted something simple and paired back so I settled on "BE".
Be is important for me this year.
For the first time I am settled. I am not finishing school, I am not on a gap year. I am at university for three years. This is stability friends! I therefore wanted a reminder to myself that just being is good. It is ok to settle and be still.
I have also noticed a tendency in myself to rush ahead. I am a planner, I like to look to the next thing. But you know what? I am missing a load of enjoyment out of the now.
Practically it is about changing my attitude for when I am with the boy. Instead of thinking how long we have left till one of us has to go back to uni, it is enjoying that I am with him here and now.
I want to be present.
There were a lot of other factors surrounding the word "be". Some personal, some very trivial. But I hope mostly that this word will just make me "stop" sometimes.
Last year "glorious" really developed into a whole new blog design. I am excited for what "be" can bring this year!
Last year I really valued brainstorming my one little word at the start of January. This last week I have sat down and stamped out some sentiments for this coming year and then created a graphic on photoshop. Hopefully this will translate into some form of paper project!
Do you have a little word for 2013?
Do drop by tomorrow for a free download of some more hand-stamped graphics....