There has been a revolution going on for the last couple of years.
That revolution is One Little Word. I first found out only because I follow Ali Edwards blog like religion. ;) Fellow scrap friends will not find this a news flash. :) Anyway, I eluded to the word concept in my 2013 goals and suggested if you aren't the resolution type, perhaps you might just be able to focus on ONE WORD this year and work on that -- whatever THAT means.
I hadn't given picking a word much thought this year. I was trying to stick to my two resolutions. Other things I might decide to do or accomplish would come secondary to these two goals. Unless they fall in line with these two goals. You follow me?
And since January 7th I've been diving into my class through The Define School. The class, Awakening the Spark, I chose because is spoke to me. It seemed to fit in with "what I needed now" in my soul. And ever since then, it has indeed been helping me to grow -- first as a person, second as a photographer and most of all ... as an artist. There was some discussion through that class about "one word" and the words people were choosing. And I began mulling.
And soon my word came to me. As I suss out my business platform, who I am and who I want to evolve into one clear things stood in front of me. I want to be authentic. I want to be true to myself and more importantly, I want to DRAW AUTHENTICITY out of others.
No lie. Minutes after "deciding" (in my head, no big proclamation!) that yes INDEED, Authentic is "my" word ... I flipped the page in the magazine I was reading (road trip!) and found this article.
It seems as though my word chose me after all.
It is perfect timing for me as I dive into making this year all that it can be personally, professionally, photograpically and of course, as a mother, wife, friend, daughter, niece, grand-daughter and more.
"Authenticity is in the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we really are." -Brene Brown. I really like that concept. An honestly, couldn't the world use a bit more authenticity?
Do you have a word this year? If you picked one, will you share? If you haven't picked one, what word MIGHT you choose? DO TELL!