One Little Word | Community Member Feature

From time to time this year I'll be sharing stories from people who are embarking on the One Little Word workshop journey at Big Picture.

My hope is that their stories will inspire you as you make your own word visible in 2012.

Today I'd like you to meet Liana, Jessica, and Rebecca:


2012 WORD | Explore

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CHOOSE THIS WORD | I have a passion for geography, maps, and learning. I’ve always been intrigued by the white spaces on maps, places I didn’t know. These places aren’t necessarily traditional locations. They can be anywhere including my childhood, my family, my heart or my head.

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST HOPES FOR 2012? I want to seek out and fill in more of the white places in my life.

HAVE YOU DONE OLW BEFORE? IF SO, WHAT IMPACT DID IT HAVE? This is my first class. I have admired Ali’s work forever and I’m so excited about this project. Thank you for bringing it all together.


BIG PICTURE SCREEN NAME | craftychicgirl
2012 WORD | move

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CHOOSE THIS WORD | At first I struggled choosing a word.  I wanted a word that would inspire.  So I began to think about my life, the good and the bad.  I've always struggled with procrastination in my life.  It never fails that I will have this great list of things that I want to accomplish and yet I will always put them off and then they never get done.  I wanted something that was the opposite of procrastination.  I looked for a word that would inspire me to put things into action.  So I looked up the antonym to "procrastinate" and made a list of all those words.  Every time I would look over that list, the word "move" would jump out at me.  The more I thought about it, the more I liked it and it just felt right for every aspect of life.

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST HOPES FOR 2012? This year I really want to learn how to live my life to the fullest.  I'm tired of watching my life just pass before my eyes and at the end of the day wondering what I'd accomplished.  It's not just about marking the big items off the checklist but it's about enjoying the moment and learning how to be content at the end of the day.  And each day I want to remember that not only are mornings a fresh start, but each second of every moment is a fresh start - another chance for me to truly live and make a difference.



2012 WORD | Go

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CHOOSE THIS WORD | I saw a picture on Pinterest with the words 'Let it go'. I couldn't get this phrase out of my head and so my word became 'go'. I suffer from anxiety and 2012 is the year I want to control my thoughts, not let them control me. Every time a negative thought comes into my head, I want to 'let it go'. This year I also want to make regular exercise a priority. Like most women after having children, we have little opportunity to exercise even though we know how beneficial it will be. If I am feeling tired and unmotivated, I hope my word will help me - GO.

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST HOPES FOR 2012? Like most people, I want peace, health and happiness for my family and friends.

HAVE YOU DONE OLW BEFORE? IF SO, WHAT IMPACT DID IT HAVE? No. After my local scrapbook store closed down I really missed the inspiration from their regular classes. I looked online and found Ali's blog in time for 'A week in the life' 2011. I have been following her blog ever since and I'm looking forward to experiencing 'One little word' this year.

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