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….

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: resolve; plural noun: resolves
  1. 1.
    firm determination to do something.
    "she received information that strengthened her resolve"
    "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!)


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

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

  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

  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!

  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!


  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

  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!

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