I remember January 2006 when Ali Edwards started the tradition of choosing one little word for the year. She chooses a word for the coming year … “a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I go about my daily life.” From the beginning of this tradition, Ali has invited people to join her on this journey and come up with their own “one little word. Almost every year since then, I have chosen one little word, and I know a lot of you have as well.
As we all know, 2020 was a really tough year. I needed a word that would help me make 2021 a better year. I can make a lot of things a reality if I commit to my one little word. This year my one little word for 2021 is COMMIT. I made this piece for my desk at home … to remind me everyday … to commit.
Here are my plans for my word and how I’m going to let it guide me through 2021.
- Commit to staying positive.
- Commit to creating more.
- Commit to make time for myself and preserve my sanity.
- Commit to my family.
- Commit to my friends.
- Commit to a healthier lifestyle.
- Commit to taking regular walks.
- Commit to maintaining my work/life balance.
And I am sure that I will add to this list as the year goes forward, but I think for now it’s a great start. Who is joining me, what is your one little word?