One Little Word

One Little Word - January and February

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I am so enjoying documenting my OneLittleWord 2017.

January was all about getting to know our word and documenting intentions. Putting words, thoughts and ideas down on paper have made my word and what I plan to achieve in this year very real. I have spent too much of my life living without seeing my real potential and being the person I want to be. Although I am very focused on my physical well being and changing my body this year, the real change is going on inside. Because everything I am doing is for ME. Spending 90 minutes a week on my treadmill is for ME, it is time to be by MYSELF. No social media and no chores. Time at my craft desk doing my OLW album is for ME. Time spent watching my TV series and knitting is for ME.

These things are MINE. These things make me HAPPY. These things make me SHINE.

In February we looked at practice. Finding something we want to do regularly and documenting making it reality. I started the Couch to 5K running program last September and kind of got lost in the process because of one thing and another. I knew that I wanted to do it in 2017 and this prompt came just at the right time. You can see from the last photo that I didn't quite get to doing 3 days a week, but it was good practice to finding the routine. Since the 27th of February I have been on the treadmill 3 times a week and will be completing week 6 of the program this weekend. On the back of that calendar page is a reflections section which I used to document the difficulties in setting my routine and how I overcame them during the month of February.

More later :)

C xx


One little word - A year long journey

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Do you know Ali Edwards? If you don't, you need to! I have long admired her style of memory keeping and life documenting and although I have joined in by choosing 'one little word' each year, I haven't ever documented the journey. When she offered a REALLY good shipping rate on the one little word kits I thought it was a great opportunity to do just that. So I signed up for the class, ordered my kit and set about choosing my word.

For me the process usually starts in October, when I watch the garden die back and the leaves fall off the trees, I reflect on the year that has passed, and what changes I want to make to the way I live my life. Sometimes the word is influenced by a book, one year I chose Gratitude as my word after reading The Secret, and wrote one thing I was grateful for each day in my diary. Boy did that make me realise just how many good things I have in my life! 2016's word came to me after I started seeing a counsellor at the end of 2015.

This year my word came about as a sat with a pen and paper and did some word association, starting with my 2016 word, ENOUGH. After being drawn to a word, I thought I would mull it over for a few days. And then when I started to see it everywhere (!!) I knew it was the right one for me.

SHINE!

For two years running I have also worn my word. Last year I had a hand stamped silver pebble on a chain and this year I have a silver bar on a chain. Both are from the online shop Tiny Silver.

I will share my pages and story on the blog and also instagram under hashtag;cjmonelittleword throughout the year.

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The kit has arrived and it is FAB! I have printed off the first lesson. I'm ready to GO! Ready to SHINE!

C xx