Have you chosen your word for the year? In response to not wanting to set New Year’s resolutions that I would grow tired of, or be hard on myself for not attaining, I began choosing a word for the year several years ago. A word to be a guide for my intention for the year. One year, my friend Mary Jane and I had the same word, which was fun.
This year I had two words in mind – Simple, or Inspire. I started thinking about Simple earlier this fall, after writing Ditch the Hustle. I wanted to look for the simple, elegant solution. No overcomplicating.
But I wanted a word that could set an intention for the year and Simple wasn’t quite it. I thought about what kind of impact I wanted to have this year and how did I want to feel? That led me to Inspire.
So what does Inspire mean to me? This year I want to look for opportunities to inspire others – to be their best self, to reach for something they really want, to be the person they’ve always meant to be. When I see others getting inspired, I feel inspired too.
The other part of Inspire for this year is to seek out opportunities to be inspired. I’m starting the year taking two classes from fibre artists I admire. In Jean Haley’s Winter Hat Hook Along
I’ll be hooking a pillbox hat. I can’t wait – I love hats!
In Fiona Duthie’s Surface Design in Feltmaking
class I’ll be learning techniques that will move me towards my goal of incorporating wet felting and rug hooking in clothing design. I’ve heard wonderful things about both Jean’s and Fiona’s classes and I’m excited to get started.
As you can probably guess, I’ve decided my word for the year is Inspire, and Simple is the approach or mode I intend to take.
How can I help?
If you are looking for ways to get inspired, to transform your approach to life, you’ve come to the right place!
You might want to start with my books, which talk about my reinvention from homeopath to writer and artist.
I teach a few online classes (and sometimes in person) a year (such as Journaling for Design, Chakra Colour by Design 101, Red Cowboy Boots, Wild Women at Sea), so get on my Heart Notes newsletter list to stay informed of upcoming events.
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