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Friday, December 31, 2010

One Little Word 2011

If you’ve been following Ali Edwards you may have heard of her One Little Word concept. It is a word that you use to motivate yourself and create a focus for the year ahead. If you want to read more, here are Ali’s posts from 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2010 I chose 2 words! I just could not decide between them. Simplify and Complete.
During 2010 I will simplify processes and complete tasks that are most valuable to our family. Credits Sunshine & Lemonade by Sugarplum Paperie (Digishoptalk member kit) and my own handwriting font.
I wrote a little about it over at the mgl scraps CT blog
Are you thinking about your scrapping aims for 2010?
My words for the year (yeah, I couldn’t get it down to 1) are simplify and complete. In my scrapping that means I’ll be aiming for simplicity in my pages, stash organisation and completed albums. Last year I printed one…
In 2010 I successfully printed 3 unique albums, chose the simple route for my 2011 calendars (and thereby our Christmas gifts), but of course my word was not just about scrapbooking!
Some other things I’ve done in 2010:
  • Used complete as a motivator for overcoming procrastination – I must post more about that one!
  • Simplified some paperwork systems at home
  • Completed an archivally sound purge of our household paperwork!
  • Complete several pages in Emily’s baby book by simplifying my processes.
  • Hosted more events at our home by simplifying my internal set of rules for a successful event.
  • Completed more projects by working on reducing my perfectionist tendencies – in all areas
  • Simplified my wardrobe
  • Thin-sliced the selection of a plan our new home, so that we have a new house on the way, rather than being bogged down for months with plans – and we are thrilled with the results!
This year, my interest was piqued again as Ali announced her new class. Here’s more about it from Big Picture Classes.
One Little Word
A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life.
In 2006, I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January — a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. My words have included play, peace, vitality, nurture, and story. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another. They've been imbedded into who I am, and into who I'm becoming. They've been what I've needed (and didn't know I needed). They've helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer, and to grow.
Want to join me?
If you decide to register at Big Picture using my link and purchase your first class, we'll both receive a code for 10% off** your next order of your choice. Of course you can always just sign up and select from one of the free classes.
If you are looking to get a discount off your first class, listen to any recent Paperclipping Rountable episode for details.
I have not chosen my word for 2011, but I will soon! Stay tuned and in the mean time leave me a comment with your word for 2011. Smile It is always inspiring to hear from you!
**Disclaimer: For each new account created with my Registration Code as a "friend", a 10% off code will be issued once the new account has purchased one class. Code will be available under "My Rewards". 10% off code can be used towards Self-Paced classes and Workshops. Code cannot be used towards gift certificate purchases. Melissa’s registration code is D952F179 - or click on http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/register.php?refer=D952F179
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