Thursday, August 1, 2013

One Little Word Blog Hop - July Edition

Whether you arrived here from Lee's Blog  as part of the One Little Word Blog Hop, or you are here because you love me and drop by regularly... Welcome! I love visitors! The One Little Word Blog Hop is a monthly hop run by Lee for members of Ali Edwards' One Little Word class over at Big Picture Classes. The hop goes live on Thursday at 6:00 a.m.  You can always check back later if someone's post isn't live yet.

The assignment for July involved using sticky notes to record when our word was active in our lives. While the concept was intriguing, I have to admit that July was far too busy and full for me to devote any creative effort to making use of the idea.  That's the long way of saying I didn't get my homework done.  :( July was full with more office days than usual (including three in one week!) and a week away for vacation.

But "DARE" was alive and well in my life throughout the month of July.  I DARED to:

  • purchase a Living Social voucher for yoga classes to guarantee that I would get started again
  • make my young adult daughters go to the dentist for regular check-ups without me there to hold their hands
  • let go of all of my pre-conceived notions and expectations of what I would accomplish during my vacation and just RELAX.
  • practice Tai Chi on the beach by myself even though other people were walking by
  • stop procrastinating and set up appointments for yearly routine medical testing
  • trade in my trusty old Blackberry for an iPhone (learning new technology doesn't come easy for me!)
I hope you all found your words manifesting in your lives!

Here's my tracker for July - you can tell it was an unusual month for me:

If you are continuing on in the hop, your next stop is  Michelle's Blog.

And just in case you get lost, here's the entire list:


Missus Wookie said...

So glad you managed to release expectations and relax on holiday. You got a lot dared too :-)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Ooooh - you got an iPhone?!?! Get on Instagram!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great month! Hope you like your iPhone. I couldn't live without mine. I love it so much. :)

Alison said...

I've just had a lovely catch up, glad you managed to relax (and take such wonderffulpics!) on holiday
Alison xx

Naomi said...

So you are telling me that you can practice Tai Chi alone amidst a crowded beach but you are nervous about hanging up a little post it note at home??? Just kidding you. I think you are doing wonderfully with your word. :) Way to go!

Karen said...

Quite sure you'll love the iPhone!

quiltingfool said...

You accomplish more than anyone else I know, even when you think you didn't get enough done. I am always in awe of you. Proud and amazed.

quiltingfool said...

You accomplish more than anyone else I know, even when you think you didn't get enough done. I am always in awe of you. Proud and amazed.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a good reminder to think about my one little word and put it back in the forefront.

Melissa said...

Welcome to the world of iPhones - if I could learn how to use it, you can, too! In fact, Robbie jokes that I'm addicted to mine after all that resistance to getting one! LOL

Miriam said...

Great post, I think you did really well and to keep a note of it is amazing. I am sure you will fall in love with your iPhone :)