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!