Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 One Little Word Blog Hop

Welcome to the first One Little Word (OLW) Blog Hop for 2013!

This is my third year living with a word.  The first year was "illuminate" and guided me in aligning my values with my actions. Last year's word was "JOY" and while I kept the word close all year long I never made it past the January OLW prompt.  My word for 2013 is SEEK.
Originally, I thought my word should be "complete" but I felt it was too one-dimensional and did not allow for enough flexibility as the year went on and life brought its little surprises.  After a couple of weeks of lists of words and research I chose "seek". 
Almost one month in and I'm really happy with my word. It's helping me define  what I really want to accomplish this year - to complete all those things on my "to do" list - some that have been there since my first OLW journey.  For "Seek Friendship" I'm looking to expand my circle of friends that share my passion for scrapbooking and mixed media.  I'm hoping to get more involved in the local arts group.  I'm also looking to connect with some friends I've lost touch with.  For "Seek Health" I'm hoping to lose some weight and get walking.  I'd like to add more there but am trying to focus on one or two things in each area at a time.  For Seek Learning" I want to finish BPC classes that I haven't finished and to either finish or read books I've started or are sitting in a pile.  One of them is The Happiness Project which fits very well with my plans.  "Seek to decrease debt" speaks for itself.  I'm compiling very lengthy lists of all my unfinished projects, books, goals etc. for "Seek Completion" and I hope to track my progress using my Project Life album. I'm working my way through Project Real Life (which I didn't finish last year) and I'm finding this also fits with what I'm trying to accomplish.  I'm not expecting to finish "friendship" in January or "health" in April  but will work towards all these intentions throughout the year.
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  I apologize for some glare on the photos above but the weather here has been gloomy when I've been home during the day and I usually get home from work after dark.  It makes it tough to find good light for photos.  I'm still looking to add some elements for the second page - it seems a little bare to me but I haven't found anything that speaks to me yet.  So I'll wait until I find the right thing. Thank you for stopping by!

First up on the OLW Blog Hop is Lee.  Follow the links below to each blog; hopping from one blog to the next.  Comments are welcome and appreciated.  It's always great to get feedback!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in the hop! You have a wonderful plan for "seek" and I'm looking forward to how it works for you though the year :)

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  2. Lynn, I love the color scheme of your cards. Wishing you a wonderful year with your word... see you here next month, I hope!

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  3. Your intentions for "seek" are very similar to mine for "dare" - here's to hoping we both accomplish lots in 2013!

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  4. Fun seeing what you've come up with for your intentions. Enjoy the Happiness Project I've been rereading bits of both it and the Happier at Home for inspiration lately.

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  5. Your cards are lovely and I wish you every success with your word in 2013.

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  6. Hi Lynn! Just stopping in to say "hello!" Your cards look lovely. I hope all is well.

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  7. Love your cards - very pretty. Can't wait to see where seeking takes you this year.

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  8. Lovely cards for your interesting word.

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  9. Hi Lynn! Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing with us this month.

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