Thursday, January 2, 2014

One Little Word

I'm participating in Ali Edwards' One Little Word workshop this year. I almost decided against it because I kept thinking of words that just didn't quite fit. Also, how much time can I really dedicate to this right now? Last year I chose the word balance and did some work on my own focusing on implementing it into my life… it worked great. For the first 6 months or so I thought about balance and what that looked like for me. I learned how to balance my needs with my families.. my health… fun… work. I felt like I had finally mastered the art of juggling. Then I lost that focus over the past couple of months while everything has been happening with our family and dropped a lot of balls in the process. Maybe taking Ali's course will help me keep this years word in the forefront of my mind. I chose….

re·solve
riˈzälv,-ˈzôlv/
verb
verb: resolve; 3rd person present: resolves; past tense: resolved; past participle:resolved; gerund or present participle: resolving
  1. 1.
    settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter).
  1. 2.
    decide firmly on a course of action.
noun
noun: resolve; plural noun: resolves
  1. 1.
    firm determination to do something.
    "she received information that strengthened her resolve"
    synonyms:decisionresolutioncommitment
    "he made a resolve not to go there again"


    This word definitely chose me. At first I thought it might just be the most depressing word to assign yourself… then I thought, no, it's actually pretty perfect for me right now. I need to have resolve to get through the curveballs that life has thrown at me lately. I need to resolve problems as quickly and firmly as possible. I have GOT to resolve to take care of myself in spite of what's going on. No excuses, just action. Bring it on 2014.

    And you know I already made a layout about it. :)

     (sorry about the cruddy photos. The lighting in our rental home is TERRIBLE and I have to resolve this problem since there's about a foot of snow outside and that means no photo shoot there either!)

10 comments:

  1. Fab job Elizabeth! Love your colorful background and you photos of YOU! So glad you joined us at Challenge YOUrself!! :)

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  2. So amazing!! I love your OLW and your wonderful photos!!! Thank you for joining us at Challege YOUrself!!

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  3. Such a beautiful background to your photo's and I think Resolve is a great word for an OLW. Thanks for sharing your wonderful page and your OLW with us at Challenge Yourself. xx

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  4. Perfect OLW for your new year and your reasoning behind it. Love your layout, the rainbow background is awesome and such a clever idea on your year. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge Yourself!

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  5. Oh my, this is just beautiful. I really adore this. That white space, colors, all perfect - and great word!
    Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself. I hope to see more your creations in future!

    <3

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  6. I really love, love, love your layout is so pretty colorful and clean. Your word is fantastic too. Thanks for playing around with us here at Challenge YOUrself

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  7. LOVE it! A girl after my own heart with those gelatos (or watercolors?)...artsy, fun, and with a great word. Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself!

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  8. Love love love love this layout!! Love the white background and the paint work you made,the b&w pic fits perfectly and you look so cute!!

    Thank you very much for playing along with us at Challenge Yoursefl :)

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  9. LOVE this one! Your BG is fabulous and what a great word! Thanks for sharing it with us at Challenge Yourself.

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