Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Word Of The Year!


Dancing in the Rain




I saw last year on Cara's blog that she had something called a word of the year. It intrigued me so I read about it then I did a search on the Internet on it and found I really love this idea!

One of my favorite blogs that had a explanation of it that really resonated with me was

Christine Kane's. If you aren't sure what it is all about check out either of these.

Basically you choose a word that inspires you. Whenever you think of that word throughout the year you let it guide you into taking action! It is a way for me set my intentions for the year.

I have so many little things that I know if I would make a change my life would be easier. But I seem to be stuck. No forward progression. It is something that I have spoken with Tony about at great lengths. How do I find the motivation to make the change? Especially when I feel overwhelmed most of the time?
We both know we need to change and we know the time is now. So we would go out to dinner and make lists of what we wanted to change and then we would prioritize them.
Then we talked about what it would take to make those changes. We then threw around words to each other to narrow down what our word of the year would be. It had to have impact to us when we heard it!
He chose the word NOW!
I had a much harder time finding a word that made me think change! I finally settled on the word BECOME!! The definition of it says it all for me!
1.) To come into being
2.) To come, change, or grow to be
That's my goal of the year. To grow to be, to come into my being. To BECOME more organized, To BECOME fit, TO BECOME healthy, To BECOME more spiritual, To BECOME a better example to my kids.This is my year To BECOME all that I want to be!

10 comments:

Lori ~ LL-K said...
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Lori ~ LL-K said...

I love it!! That is awesome... I feel so good knowing that all of us are looking for the same thing this year.. Become!! It is simple but so wonderful!! Again... I love it!

Kricket said...

I hear ya lady! I think we all want to do that. Good for you! I hope you can become everything you want to be.

Lynda said...

I think that's a fabulous word. And you can BECOME everything you want, just don't try to do it all at once. That's when you become overwhelmed.
Take baby steps towards BECOMING the person you intend to be. Each day add one new thing that you haven't doen before.
27 times makes a habit. So by the time 27 days goes by, the first will be habit. 28 days, you will have two habits. And so on.
It's a good way to get organized and have a wonderful life!
Love you!

The Northwest Bunch said...

That is FABULOUS!!Way to go..

RhondaLue said...

Now and Become are great words! I love this idea! I don't have a word but a mantra I'm going by this year as I know it will be one of our most challenging yet. It is "Just keep swimming" (so sue me, I'm a NEMO fan!) If I keep going, keep trying, keep working, keep taking care of myself....we'll be ok.

Ginger said...

I really like your word Become. It sums up all the possibilities. I think I have my word, still working on it. I love the idea. You will be amazed at what you can do.

kristifritzel said...

I like your word much better than mine.You are very poetic. Mine would be chocolate.

kristifritzel said...

I like your word much better than mine.You are very poetic. Mine would be chocolate.

sherry said...

I love it! it is better than mine. It sounds like you guys are really getting your act together. I am not in the same place yet. My word is "try" because I tend to get overwhelmed and do nothing. This way I remember that I just have to try. It's a little action at least. We need to get together. Give me a call.