Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My OLW 2013

Hello, 2013! They say what you do on New Year's Day carries throughout the year. So, today I'm working but I'm also doing some creative thinking...

Have any of you ever did Ali Edwards' One Little Word? Basically, you choose a word that you want to incorporate in your life for the year. You document through journaling and photos how this word is a part of you and your life through the year. People choose all kinds of words for all kinds of reasons. I've always thought about it but I never truly chose a word. But this year is different and I was tossing between between Be and Do. I finally picked my word. My word is Be.

For me, Be is about personal mantras like Be Honest, Be Good...but it is also about things I want to try which will force me to Be something different. Be Adventurous, Be Curious!

BTW, you're thinking what's with the newspaper cat photo? Well, I need to BE thankful for what I receive, even unexpectedly. So, I need to finish this Maneki Neko cat that my older cousin surprised me with one day. He just showed up and decided that I would be the perfect person to give it to. He covered a huge water jug and shaped the paws and other features with old newspaper. It's about 2 feet high. If someone showed up with this for you, would you Be speechless, like I was? It was a very RAK.

So, if you're doing OLW in 2013, share your word, I'd love to know what it is.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope we all can Be more creative in 2013!


  1. That's cool, Joy! Love your word. I'd have to think long and hard about choosing mine! Will let you know if it forms...

  2. Hi Joy, never heard of this olw before. I don't know if I could choose one. I like your choice! Have a great new year! I'm sure looking forward to hearing more about your olw...

  3. This is great! I've never heard of it before too. My word is "getoffyourlazyokoleanddosomethingexciting!" Ok, I cheat. I'll think of a new word.

  4. My word is GO! I've been hanging back in a few areas and felt the Lord tell me to GO!


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