January 3, 2011


It's time for a new one little word.  I've never done well with New Year's resolutions, but a couple years back when I learned about Ali's One Little Word, I gave it a try.  I was so pleased with the results, I tried it again last year. 

My first one little word in 2009 was "do".  I really felt it helped me to get out of my status quo and start doing things.  I've always been a "no" person when asked to do things with others, but that year, I said more yes's than no's and it felt good.  I was so happy with "do" that I had a hard time coming up with a new one little word for 2010.

I did, though, and I chose "release".  2010 was a very big "growth" year in that I released a lot of baggage I was carrying around, I released a lot of emotions that were pent up, I released a lot of inhibitions and things I held back for fear of being judged or disliked.  It was a hard year for me, personally, and I didn't share a whole lot of my journey with "release" because much of it was very personal.  I don't think I was successful ... as successful, anyway... as I was with "do", but I thought about it throughout the year and I did work at it.  I'm carrying a piece of "release" with me into 2011 and that's my "clean sweep project" which was resurrected yesterday.  I need to still release the clutter from my life and that will be one of my one little word "delayed "goals for 2011.

I wanted to go back and use "do" again, but I felt that was cheating.  So, after a long while of on and off thinking, I've decided upon "movement".  It's a close cousin to "do" but I think where "do" indicates a forward motion from a stopped position (in my mind at least), movement to me indicates a continued motion forward, without stopping.  I have a lot of little things I want to keep working on this year that I've started in 2010 and 2009 and I want to start working on all of them simultaneously so that there is continuous movement. I'm tired of feeling "too slow" or "distracted" from what I want to do. 

So here I go... movement.  It isn't a major, angels singing, gongs ringing type of exciting word.  But there are a lot of facets to this one little word.  I'll be sharing them with you throughout the year.  I hope I have your support.  As always, you have mine! 


  1. I think 'movement' is a good word. It indicates moving on from where you are now or a move to a different frame of mind.
    Looking forward to seeing how this develops over the next year!

  2. And here's to a year on moving upward, moving onward, moving forward on whatever journey your movement takes you!

  3. I like it!!! I like a word that conjures up ACTION!


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