Well, I decided on my one little word... it's "FORWARD."
I did a layout that I'll post on Thursday
A challenge based on this would be great. After reading this thread and thinking about it over the last few days, I'm still torn between serenity and acceptance.
I wasn't going to do this, but as I sit here thinking about the New Year dawning upon us, the word "Organize" popped into my head. So many things I want to accomplish in 2014 and they will all be more easy to obtain if I just take some to organize a few basic things in my life.
I've done this for several years now. The first was in 2011; I was going through some rather serious issues that had the potential to be quite disastrous so I chose Persevere. It was a good choice. I survived and outlasted the people who wanted to see me fail. In 2012 I was hoping for things to get better and chose Optimism. That was wasted effort. The things in my life I had control over didn't get worse, but none of the things outside of my control that I really wanted to improve either didn't or deteriorated. So for this year I chose Rebuild. That one was a minor success; I did follow through on my decision to certify in my nursing specialty and my relationships with several family members have gotten closer. I'm trying hard to decide what 2014 should be. I'm feeling like it should be Resolve.
I've done this the last couple of years as well. It's easier for me to focus on a word or theme then a big group on resolutions. My theme for this year is going to be ROUTINE. It sounds odd, but I'm at a place in my life where I need routines in my every day for my sanity and for my kids progress. And it is NOT something that comes easy to me. I am NOT a routine type of person. So that's what I'm focusing on. Routines in our finances (like budgeting), routines in our house cleaning, routines in our school day, routine time to take care of my self. Routines.
Glad you asked, I have thought about it for a few years and every year I end up not doing it, but I really like the idea.
Last year, 2013, i didn't because I took on two P365's, crazy, I know!
This year I didn't because my word is "Focus" and the meaning is to simplify life, cut back on unnecessary things…both time wise and 'stuff/purchases' wise. Then use that extra time and energy to focus on the things that I really want in my life that I say I don't have time for.
So, in the end, doing the One Little Word project would be adding a commitment instead of cutting back, so I didn't sign up again. But I am still kind of doing it on my own, you know?