Saturday, January 1, 2011

One Little Word - 2011

What a journey this past week has been - just chillin' with the family and spending a lot of time reading, napping, thinking. 

One of the things I've been thinking about was my One Little Word.  In 2009 it was "Enrich" and I really felt I did well with this one - enriching my life with learning Photoshop and beginning to gather an online tribe.  My word for 2010 was Wholehearted.  While the word meant a lot to me in theory and concept, I'm not sure how well it translated into action.  It was on my mind all year though!

As you all know, I had been considering "focus" as my One Little Word for 2011 but hadn't quite committed to it.  Honestly, the more I thought about it, the more "focus" sounded like a lot of work and not a lot of fun.  So, maybe next year.  For 2011 my word is:

 Yes, HAPPY!  This word chose me. I was reading "Manifesting Change" by Mike Dooley and this word just jumped off the page at me.  And just thinking about having happy as my word made me happy. So I decided to just go with it.

This is my title page for "One Little Word" - the album I'm making in the Ali Edwards class of the same name over at Big Picture Classes.  Prompts for this class are only once a month (title page was pre-class word), but the content we got for month one totally wowed me!  And I love the idea of making my one little word a more regular presence in my life. I'll be back in a few days with my first content page.
 Here's the back side of the opening page. Ali asked us to do a recent (as in take it today) photo - but I thought this one from 2010 just really captured me and my word Happy. Don't you think?  So I went with it.

Oh yeah, starting 2011 in the zone and going with the flow just feels so good!
I also thought I'd have a go at participating in Jill's One Little Word | Captured challenge for 2011. So for week one, here is my one little word captured... in a balloon Rachel brought home from work last night.

And Happy New Year to you all!

17 comments:

Lee Currie said...

Happy sounds like a wonderful choice! I'm so glad I'll be seeing you over with AE and with Jill. Enjoy 2011!!

Lee Currie said...

Happy sounds like a wonderful choice! I'm so glad I'll be seeing you over with AE and with Jill. Enjoy 2011!!

Crazy Daisy said...

Great word, and I love the start you have on your project for the class!

Kristy said...

Happy is great choice for word! Everything Ali does is inspiring!

Karen said...

What a great choice! I'll be watching to see what you do with Ali's class since I've opted not to take this one. Happy New Year!

CJ said...

Aw what a great pick (and pic too)! Hope you have a real happy year, for sure.

Miranda said...

I hope you will have a happy year! You started great!

scrappyjacky said...

That's a wonderful choice,Cheri...and love how you've started your album.

jillconyers said...

What a wonderful word for 2011. Thank you for joining the challenge :)

See you in Ali's class!

Lisa H. said...

Fabulous word choice! That balloon is amazing by the way! Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

dtahphotography said...

Great word to chose. I am also doing the one word captured as well :)

Cheryl said...

What a perfect word, Cheri! I love the start of your album and can't wait to see the rest of it throughout the year.

Sian said...

Great word! My nephew was wishing everyone a "Happy" because he couldn't say happy New Year

Melissa said...

A great word to start the new year!

Amy said...

This will be a great choice Cheri :-) I'll see you in Ali's class too!

Rani said...

lovely word choice for the year! Looking forward to seeing your journey!

humel said...

Great choice of word :-) Ack, seeing what you and Ruth are doing and saying is making me wish I'd gone for Ali's class after all! Must..... Be..... Strong......!!