Thursday, December 31, 2009

One Word For the New Year

I have been hoping to post some photos this week of the handmade Christmas gifts and some of our Christmas activities, but I've been having a challenge. I recently bought Photoshop Elements 8, and I'm still learning how to use it. My last update was PSE 4, so you can see I'm a little behind. As soon as I figure out what's going on, I'll post a few photos. I hope you won't be totally over Christmas during the first week of January!

As you may have figured out, I'm a big fan of Ali Edwards. Since 2007, she has had a challenge to choose a word for yourself for the year. This is the word that guides what you want to do with your year, what you want from your year. You can read more about the challenge here.

I've never participated in this challenge, but this year there are some concrete, exciting plans, and a few hoped-for and scary and exciting possibilities that may occur this year. This is the comment that I left on Ali's blog:

The first word that came to me was while reading Lain Ehmann's post yesterday on ways to keep your word in front of you. The Lisa Leonard necklace said "Courage." It felt too easy, but the more I think about it, that's the word I need. I have goals for the year that I'm afraid of, and we have possible changes coming in our lives that are exciting and scary. I sometimes lack confidence, and thought about that being my word, but really it all comes down to Courage.
So that's it. My word for 2010 will be Courage. I'm sure I will share more about what it all means as the year goes by, but for now I need to keep it close. For now, I am seeking the Courage to meet my goals and face new things this year.

I challenge you to pick a word for the year and share it here! (Share it at Ali's blog too - she's compiling a list of words that are chosen.)

1 comment:

Erin Bassett said...

"Courage" is a great word choice!! It's so easy to not have the courage to be confident in things.

Happy New Year!