For the past few years, instead of new year's resolutions that don't stick, I've been adopting One Word to carry me through the year. It's more like a year-long meditation to see how my everyday relates to that One Word, with the idea of creating a better world around me, and a better me. Most years, my One Word has become a very close friend and companion. That's why it's important to pick a good one--one you want more of in your life; one that inspires, and kindles your passion.
Past words have included Story, Open-Hearted, Love, and Bloom. This year, I chose Light, for the simple reason that all the other words I considered were wrapped up in or came back to this one. Light was bigger and encompassed so many other ideas. It's a big, juicy, multi-faceted, many-layered word that will keep me thinking and creating and meditating throughout the year. All roads lead to Light!
This One Word has really kick-started my creativity. I have plans-plans-plans ... Stay tuned!
In devotion to the study of LIGHT this year :
A new journal (in paper), but you're likely to see entries from it here
A new Pinterest Board
A new Logo to mark the Project [See above ;-)]
A new Picassa and Flikr Photo Albums documenting this year-long study
Maybe a Light 52 Photo Project?
Quotes about Light
New blog posts to share my discoveries and Light creations
I love it when a plan comes together!
My sister, Mande, recommends this class by Ali Edwards : One Little Word.
If you'd like to find your own One Word for 2015, Susannah Conway has a wonderful 5-day class to help you Find Your Word. It's FREE! Join us for a wonder-filled Journey ...
May it last a lifetime!
If you're wondering how I made the Light Logo at the top of the page, here's the recipe in PhotoShop Elements :
Layer 1) Background Texture from StockVault's Free Texture Friday
Layer 2) I made a PSE Brush out of Susannah Conway's Mandala 1, and stamped it down
Layer 3) Light Text : Papyrus Font - Soft Light Blend Mode at 100%
Layer 4) Copy Layer 3 - Soft Light 87%
Layer 5) One Word Text : Papyrus Font - Soft Light 74% - I wanted it to be just a whisper behind my chosen word.