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Thursday, December 30, 2010

A word 2011.....instead of a resolution

How many of you out there make resolutions for the coming year, but find for some reason or other that you fail to follow them - you know what I mean - loose ? kls; get fit;  remember ALL your friends birthdays;  finish X number of UFOs; only work from your stash etc etc.  We all start out with good intentions, I do, but life happens.

After reading a couple of blogs and comments on the QuiltArt list on Yahoo, some very inventive people are choosing a word for the year - ie - Inspire;  Change;  Learn;  Persevere;  Believe;  Balance.  So if resolutions don't work for you, how about trying a word.  Make some signs using this word and place them in strategic places like near your computer screen;  on your message board;  in your diary; etc to remind you how/where to focus.

My word for 2011 is Relax.  I need to learn to relax  and not worry about things I don't have any control over;  I need to relax when trying new directions for my quilting and not be concerned if it isn't going where I want it to;  I need to learn to relax when working on my art quilts - they are not meant to be 'perfect' but to go with the flow.

What word would you choose for 2011?  Would love to hear your ideas.

To read more about choosing a word pop over to Linda Matthews blog and see what she has written.  If you leave a comment there she will also incorporate your word in a small gift during the year.

Take care and have a happy New Year's and make 2011 the best you can.


jacaranda said...

Joy, my word for 2011 is "move". I need to move forward physically, emotionally, mentally and creatively. I hope 2011 is a relaxing, happy and healthy year for you. Thank you for your friendship.

Frances Leate said...

I just love this idea and my word is "focus" and you can read more on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful 2011 and achieve everything you hope to do. Happy New Year!

Gina E. said...

Best wishes for a happy and RELAXED new year!
Choosing one word is a novel idea and may work for some, but not for me. My resolution last year (to finish a given number of UFOs) worked so well for me that I think I will work toward the same goal this year - with another batch of UFOs of course!