My Word of the Year 2021
How many of you choose a word for the year? I have been doing this for 7 or 8 years after learning about it through Ali Edwards blog. I have only taken the class once but love having a word to focus on through the year. For me it’s a general concept, not a specific goal or resolution that can be broken or not obtained. It’s just to think about and keep in mind what you want your next year to look like. If you want to document your word, you could make a scrapbook or use a journal. I am going to use my planner. There is a spot in the front for a vision board & I intend to use my word as the focal point of the page.
My word of the year for 2021 is Create. According to Merriam-Webster it means: to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior; or to produce (something new, such as a work of art) by using your talents and imagination. Having recently moved & in the middle of a remodeling project this really speaks to me right now.
First I need to create new routines. This would be to bring about by action or behavior. We downsized when we moved, my husband changed jobs & I am now working from home. As I’m sure a lot of you know, working from home especially requires a routine! Is this something that you have struggled with recently? The mornings are a whirlwind of feeding pets while trying to get myself ready for the day. Everything I do is through email (no conference calls) so I have decided make-up is not a necessity these days. What have you changed that has helped you with your routine or what still needs some work?
I am creating an organized, cozy new home. One of the first things that needed to be organized was turning our front bedroom into an office/scrapbooking room. It is a small room but has a nice sized closet so we will be adding shelving in there to hold home files, office supplies and some of my papercrafting supplies that I don’t use as much. One side of the room will be for my work desk and the other for our home computer and crafting area. We also downsized our living room furniture and have a nice open concept living/dining/kitchen. Painting and some new wall art are on the list of things we want to do in this area.
I also want to create using my (limited) talents and imagination. I have not been crafting on a regular basis this past year and am looking forward to starting several projects that I’ve had on my mind for a while now. In addition to working on my ongoing scrapbook categories and cards, I want to make a special First Year book for a family member’s son and a custom photobook of my ancestors. How many of you can relate to having too many ideas and not enough time?
I also want to create a feeling of community here on the blog. I want everyone to feel welcome, like neighbors who stop by for an afternoon chat. Any questions or suggestions are welcome.
All of these will help me create a happy life. Having routines and organization make me feel more productive and a cozy home makes me calm & relaxed. My creative hobbies energize me and giving homemade cards and gifts to family and friends makes me happy.
I would love to know what your word is & why you chose it. Leave me a comment or send an email and let’s talk!
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