Tuesday, 20 January 2015

One Little Word 2015

Late last year I discovered Project Life and pocket scrapbooking. Alongside that I also discovered Ali Edwards. Ali runs a few classes a year such as December Daily, Day in the Life, Week in the Life, and of course, One Little Word.

I’ve never participated in one of Ali’s classes before but decided that this year I would. I want to scrap as much of this year as possible and I’m using a whole variety of prompts and classes to help me do just that. I’m not sure why this year is significant or why I’ve had this sudden shift in attitude towards many areas of my life. Possibly because I got married at the end of last year, possibly because I will be 30 in a few short days, possibly because it’s 2015 not 2014 or 2013. It doesn’t really matter why at the moment, maybe I will explore that later, but I just know that I want this year to be special.

To kick it all off, I’m starting with Ali’s One Little Word class. I’m using a Grape Soda (purple) 8x11.5” We R Memory Keepers album and will be following Ali to a T simply because this is my first time doing this. I have my album, I have my pocket protectors, I sort of have my cardstock (the stuff I’m using at the moment is A4, not quite the right size so I’ll possibly be trying to find the right sized stuff soon), and I thought I had my word.

When I first signed up for this class in December I was 95% certain what my word was going to be (believe). I tried out similar words (faith, trust, confidence etc.) but none of them felt right. Believe is one of my favourite words so I was sure it was a done deal. Then I got the prompts for January and I started doing them and thinking about the word and something felt not quite right.

Lately I have been working on my intentions and something became clear to me. I had chosen the wrong word. I chose believe because I wanted to believe in myself. I realised I always have, deep down. I don't need to believe in myself more. I do want to live though. For a long time I've coasted through life, just going with the flow. This year I want to really LIVE. I want to challenge myself to try new things, I want to explore this world, I want to practice my faith not just read about it, I want to look back in a year and think "yeah, that was time well spent."

So here I am, halfway through January, changing my word. Believe will always be a part of my life, as it always has been. This year I am going to make LIVE a part of my life as well.
You can learn more about Ali Edwards and One Little Word by clicking here.
Are you participating in Ali's One Little Word class? I'd love to hear what your word is!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Sarah K! I am also taking Ali's OLW; I've done it before, I've had 3 or 4 past words, this year's is Rise -- making me quite unique -- I'm not even on the word find! So bummed about that! I haven't produced anything yet this year and in less than 60 seconds we get our next prompt! Have you produced something? I don't see it here on your blog (I've just decided to go blog hopping late at night.) I'll look for you on FB! M