Choose one word for this year to hold on to and make your own. Check out Ali Edwards blog where she describes the power of one word. Sheila and I thought it was a great idea to try out!
Maura's word is evolve.
Evolve - verb: develop, progress
synonyms: advance, derive, disclose, educe, elaborate, emerge, enlarge, excogitate, expand, get, grow, increase, mature, obtain, open, result, ripen, unfold, work out.
When I think about all of the things I want for this year, this word just seems to work. I want to change myself physically (continue to lose weight), and improve my health. I think that is an evolutionary process. I want for my sons to find their paths and careers (may the recession/depression be over!) and this word works for them. I want my students to mature and develop their thought processes. I continue to want to improve my creativity and develop those traits, so I can see my creative spirit evolving. Finally, it is a verb, an action word, and what I want to do requires action!
Sheila's word is focus.
Focus-verb: to converge on or toward a central point, to render in clear outline or sharp detail, to direct toward a particular point or purpose, to concentrate attention or energy.
I had a hard time coming up with one word that takes into consideration the year that lies ahead. Focus seems to work the best for 2010. If I focus on a healthy lifestyle, it will happen over time. I want to focus on simplicity and living in the moment. Not taking anyone or anything for granted. I want to focus on crafting and creating as it keeps me happy and connected to Maura. I want to focus on sharing-of myself and also here on our blog with all of you.
So, now that you know our one little word for the new year, what is yours?