Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1st One Little Word Blog Hop

Welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop!

So here is where I am in this journey........

We were asked to create a personal playlist for our word.
The prompt for this month really stumped me.  I finally got some ideas this month and got this far with it.  I may even switch out some of the lyrics as I spend more time listening to music when I'm not in the car.  I just realized as I'm looking at the photo that I'm missing a card and #8 & #9 are in the wrong slots!

Ali gave us an easy month this time.  All we were asked to do was to add a photo of ourselves - I still need to make this into a 5 x 7 and add a phrase to it.

This month we were asked to look back at the documentation of our tasks/missions/objectives that we created in May.  Ali wanted us to review where we were.  Did we want to change anything?  Did we want to let go of some of them?  She basically was asking us to choose our battle.  I decided to using the wording "choose your path"
 After 6 months of completing Ali's prompts within the month July's prompt just drew a blank for me.  Then in August & September a health issue requiring surgery took a lot of my time and attention along with the online class MotherLOAD.  Life is calming down (for now) and I hope to finish the few items I mentioned above during October!
Now on to more details about the September prompt....When I first read the details for September my heart sank.  I thought I really haven't made much, if any, progress on my goals/tasks/mission.  However, as the days went by I realized I really was thinking about my word in the wrong way.  I chose the word Illuminate and the things I wanted illuminated this year were our finances, family, my health & creativity, simplicity, and clarity.  While I've not met the specific goals I set in May in all the areas I really have illuminated these topics.  I've learned a lot about each of them along with finding a variety of solutions or possibilities.  My battle (or path) that I've chosen is to concentrate on my health.  I realize I tried to work on too many things and split my time & attention which diluted the results.  (I have a bad habit of this).
Thank you for hopping by!

Here's the full list of blog hop participants and if you have been following along the next stop on the hop is Lisa at  or start at the top and work down the list.

Julie Ann
Lynn         YOU ARE HERE!


  1. Your album is really coming together, Lynn! I love "choose your path" as an alternative phrase. Hopefully, your are feeling better this month.

  2.'ve had some challenges but you're still posting and still hopping. That's awesome! I think sometimes our word sneaks up on us when we least expect it. I know it does with me, anyway. Hope you feel better this month and that I see you again on October's hop.

  3. I can so relate to your struggle with having too many areas to focus on and, therefore, not really focusing on any with great strength. I actually came to the same conclusion - that picking ONE is going to work out best for me! So, this month has perhaps been a turning point! Thanks for sharing!

    Illuminated blessings! :)

  4. It sounds like you have been busy. I love getting caught up with your OLW album and progress. In an earlier post, one of our hoppers said that she learned she needed to focus only on one thing and that helped her make progress. I think I need that lesson too. I have been feeling like I am never accomplishing anything. My problem is I don't know what to focus on! Someday that will come to me, I hope! It is great to have you back in the blog hop!

  5. I am terrible at focusing on just one thing at a time, although I know it really needs to be that way to work. Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your health issues - hope you are back to your bright self soon!

  6. Your pages are looking awesome! I love seeing the progression. I also am one to focus on too many things at once at it seems like you said you did too...I hope we do better next month! xoxo

  7. I admire you for posting where you are! I was out of the country for the month of July and have not yet completed that assignment. Bless you as you keep going.

  8. Good on you for completing MotherLOAD while dealing with health issues! I also love that you aren't letting July stop you from the rest of your OLW journey. Hope you are feeling better.

  9. Great job on catching up with the project and I'm impressed that you did LOAD. I joined the class but didn't do any of the layouts. Feel better soon!!