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One Little Word 2019

For the last several years I have chosen one word to focus on for the ensuing year.

  • 2011 – clarity
  • 2012 – contentment
  • 2013 – sing
  • 2014 – forward
  • 2017 – open
  • 2018 – cultivate

Cultivate was definitely a good choice for 2018.  Lots of areas of my life were cultivated – new friends, new Master Gardener experiences, more family visits – in addition to much cultivation of gardens and growing things at home.

As the author of the One Little Word blog post explains:

And what do you do with this one little word?
You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities.

My Word Choice for 2019 is:  Consistent

It has a few differing definitions, but this is the one that applies to me:

  • 1 a  : marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity : free from variation or contradiction
  •    c : showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief, or custom

Merriam-Webster

I achieved some goals last year that were pretty important to me and I’d like to continue that progress with diet, health, and exercise.  Being constant in those areas will achieve my 2019 goals. 

There remains one area of my life that needs some steady, consistent focus, though, and that is keeping on top of the financial records, specifically Quicken.  Every year I say I’ll keep current and every year I fail.  And that means January of each year, and often February, become mad scrambles to get caught up in time to prepare taxes.  I really would like to avoid that next year.  Working a little bit daily, keeping things caught up weekly, will achieve that goal and that is my big lofty goal for 2019.

Consistent.

What is your word for 2019?

January 2018 Goals

In my One Little Word 2018 post I mentioned some vague goals for 2018. I’ve actually done some goals planning and personal discovery activities that are in my InnerGuide 2018 planner.  I’ve been using this planner for a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve actually done some of the beginning year exercises.  It always feels a little odd (uncomfortable?) doing activities like that, but I know it helps to have goals and such written down.  It’s actually one of the reasons I blog – more than once I have found it helpful to look back at blog posts to remember what I have done, what I intended to do, etc.

Instead of listing a whole year of goals here, I’m going to try just listing a few goals for January and then review that at the end of the month and go from there.

  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate
  • Catch up Quicken
  • Start a new blog for book reviews – set up my name website, find a new theme to use
  • Continue regular blogging
  • Finish the 2017 crocheted snowflakes – block & starch
  • Crochet the 2018 snowflake ornaments
  • Do one picture project – watch for a future blog post on picture projects for 2018

I should add something about garden planning in here, but I know that Quicken is going to take up a huge amount of my time, as will the new book review blog set up, so any garden planning done will be a bonus.

Embroidered with initials & year,
ready to be blocked & starched.

 

One Little Word 2018

For several years I chose one word to focus on for the ensuing year.

2011 – clarity

2012 – contentment

2013 – sing

2014 – forward

2017 – open

Open was a great word for 2017.  Being open pulled me out of my comfort zone, leading to new experiences, new friends, and some great adventures.

As the author of the “One Little Word” blog post explains:

And what do you do with this one little word?
You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities.

My Word Choice for 2018 is:  Cultivate

According to vocabulary.com,

When you cultivate something, you work to make it better. Originally, the word referred only to crops that required tilling, but the meaning has widened. No matter what is being cultivated, the word implies a level of care that is reminiscent of gardening. Sometime friendships come naturally and sometimes you have to cultivate them. To cultivate anything requires an attention to detail, an understanding of what is being cultivated, and a lot of patience.

I have several areas of my life where I wish to cultivate better habits, things that require attention to details and a lot of patience.  I also like the more literal meaning, cultivating my gardening abilities.  And, yes, cultivating new friendships.

What is your word for 2018?

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