• Word of the year update #10

    The One Little Word class is wrapping up. As a refresher, Ali Edwards’ class is all about picking a word for the year and using it as a focal point for reflection through the year. My word “enough” worked this year. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve had enough of Covid-19, quarantining and toilet paper shortages,…

  • Word of the year update #9

    Instead of writing or crafting this month, I listened to songs to inspire me! Ali Edwards suggested we find songs that reflect our word of the year, but if we couldn’t find anything, we were free to pick songs we liked. I went with the “songs I liked” route.  I’ve been listening to a lot…

  • Word of the year update #8

    It is always fun to make something creative that has a practical purpose and that’s what I did this month with the One Little Word project. Ali Edwards suggested we make a spinner with six things that we want to do more often. This project was a good reminder of the things that I think…

  • Word of the year update #7

    I was intrigued by this month’s topic for One Little Word. Ali Edwards challenged us to come up with stories that we tell ourselves about who we are, what we believe, that sort of thing. She shared an article by Brené Brown as a jumping off point, which you can read here. (Ali also recommended Brown’s…

  • Word of the year update #6

    For this month’s activity in One Little Word, Ali Edwards encouraged us to use paints, stamps and stencils to create images that connect to our word. I’m not entirely sure how much my actual creation relates to my word enough, but I had fun making it. I didn’t follow the directions exactly, though. The directions…

  • Word of the Year update #5

    As we start the second half of the year, my word enough seems to still be working. I have enough of what I need. I might be a little lacking on doing some of the things I want to do, but in light of everything going on, I feel pretty good. This month’s Word of…

  • Word of the year update #4

    During the month of April, the One Little Word focus was on four different writing prompts. I figured it would be easy. As a writer, words are what I do most days. I was wrong. Being introspective and writing about yourself and how you feel is completely different than writing about fictitious characters who have…

  • Word of the year update #3

    When I picked the word enough at the beginning of the year, I anticipated using it as a guidepost. Have I written enough today? Did I connect enough with my family? Did I do enough to fill my creative well this week? In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, enough still works for me, but…

  • Word of the year update #2

    I’m more of a words girl, but the February prompt for Ali Edwards’ One Little Word had me using pictures to express my thoughts. As you know my word for 2020 is enough. The exercise this month was to make a visual representation of my word. I had a couple of choices to make. I…

  • Word of the year update #1

    It never fails to amaze me how fast January flies by. Sometimes I wonder if it goes faster than December. Everything is shiny. Goals seem attainable. And then bam. Thirty one days pass by in a blink. I didn’t let the month pass by me without doing some things with my word of the year,…