Ah, a new year and a new word.
For 2016 my word is INTREPID. This is my fifth year doing the One Little Word project. Some years I have gone merrily along not worrying about my word and it finds its way into my days. Last year I took Ali Edwards One Little Word class which was awesome. The journaling prompts helped me keep the word present throughout the year.
This year I have my word present in my surroundings. I wear it on my wrist and around my neck, It's hangs in my studio, I have a photo my phone, it's in my journal and here on the blog.
Why this word? It's a powerful word and it has more than one meaning. I could have gone for a simpler word. But INTREPID needed to be my word.
Like in years before - the word actually seemed to pick me. I spent most of December thinking and mulling about my word. December was a time of transition for me personally and professionally. It had ups and downs. I felt myself withdrawing from the world and the more I felt like hiding the more INTREPID spoke to me.
I was at the proverbial fork in the road. And for once in my life I was going to choose the scary option. The path that would be hard. The path that hadn't been walked. The risky path. I knew that if I made this choice that I would have to lead a fearless life in 2016. I needed to be bold and brave and not step away but rather lean into what opportunities were before me.
I am so incredibly lucky. I am not alone. I have people who love me and support me. They cheer for me and pray for me. Now I need to cheer for me too.
I need to be INTREPID. Here are just a few ways I am going to be my word:
- Fearlessly launch a new career and business
- Explore boldly traveling to new destinations near and far
- Peel back the layers of things that scare me in my personal relationships and going deeper
- Get social -- meet new people even if I am nervous (read terrified)
- Try new things creatively even if they don't work out
In my head this list is WAY longer and throughout the year I will explore more ways that living and INTREPID life will serve me.
Keeping my word visually present is important - these are just a few of the ways that I am doing this in 2016:
Check out the amazing artists that I got my One Little Word treasures from :)
- Red words are from Colleen Attara Studio I have both a BIG and small word
- Bracelet is from Lis Dunn Designs.
- My Necklace is a soul mantra from Liz Lamoreux
And if you want to learn more about this project you can visit Ali Edwards' blog she shares a ton about her process.
If you have a word for the year I would love to know what it is! Please share it below in the comments.