It’s a popular concept nowadays, with the idea being that the word symbolises or captures your dreams and hopes for the coming 12 months. It could be something you hope to do, something you want to bring into your life or something you want to work on. Rather than setting a resolution, you identify a feeling or an intention and work on making that present during the year. My words so far have been Nourish, Soar and Simple, and each one of them has left their mark on me in some way.
I’m again participating in Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class and l can highly recommend it. If you’re keen, check out Ali’s webpage for more details.
The 12 month class gives you monthly prompts to explore and reflect on your word. I’ve found the combination of regular reflection, together with some level of creative play a powerful experience.
I’ve really taken my time with my word this month, letting it percolate around in my mind, but it’s time to share it with you today.
My word for 2015 is Evolve.
As mentioned here l was considering having a second shot at simple, as l felt l didn’t achieve enough with it during 2014. But as the New Year got closer l became increasingly unmotivated with using the same word again, but wanted to find something that would allow me to tackle some of my unfinished goals from 2014 as well. I really had no idea, so started looking through a list of words other people had chosen in previous years, and looking up definitions on line. This year, it was very much me seeking my word out. Like it was kind of hiding from me!
As soon as l read the definition of evolve, l knew it was going to be my word for 2015.
Evolve: to develop gradually.
January's prompt is always about defining your word, getting to know it and working out what it means to you. I've also set intentions and hopes for the coming year. Some of my experiences from this month l'll share with you in coming days.
Whatever your hopes for 2015, and however you choose to live them - let's hope it's wonderful and meaningful.