I thought a lot about my word for 2015. Anyone who is choosing a word to define their year typically does put some weight on the idea. It can mean as much as you want it to mean. If you are committed, you care what you choose. I wasn’t always committed to my olw’s in the past. In 2013 my word was, Pace. I lost my word after only a few months. I had hoped to change the pace of my life and pay closer attention to things important to me. I may have done this to some extent, but I didn’t make my word as present as I did in 2014 with my olw Silence. To help represent my word of 2014 I made canvases as reminders of my hopes for 2014. I feel I learned a lot from silence. I haven’t always been one to sit back and just listen. In the past I was more likely to chime in first, spill my words on the table before anyone else could get in a word. Now I stop. I listen. I process. It’s good.
This year I once again made some visuals to represent my word. Something I can look to as a reminder of what my goals are in 2015. I also wrote a short poem that I feel shows me my goals in relationship to my word.
Uncovering my view
Unfolding my heart
Unblocking my pen
Unlocking my mind
My one little word of 2015 will be, Open.
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and writer.