Thursday, 5 January 2012

One Little Word

Last year I chose 'develop' as my one little word to focus on.......and blogged about it here......I don't think I did nearly as well as Cheri and Rinda who managed to really focus on their words and who've blogged about how well they got on with them all year.
I had 4 areas I particularly wanted to develop
1. Creativity........I tried art journaling.....but really didn't feel comfortable with it......I tried mixed media collage through a 'She Art' class and loved it ......and that has been a big creative development for me this year.......and some of the ideas from that have seeped into my cardmaking as well.....so I feel I've had some success in this one.

2. Bravery........I'm not a risk taker.....and I always worry about failing......but wanted to take a chance more often ...... hmmm.....well I have developed a bit more bravery in trying out new things.......and I have started a new job I'm not too sure about......but that's about it on this one!!

3. Digital skills......I wanted to develop my digital skills last year....try to use Photoshop....attempt some hybrid......that would be a resounding 'no' then!!

4. Healthier Lifestyle.......healthier eating.....better portion control....more exercise.......a definate failure there,I'm afraid.

So all in all.......I didn't do too well with focusing on my word last year......but thinking about how I didn't do too well.......gave me the idea for this year's word.......which is going to be
doing
as in 'doing it' rather than 'thinking about it' or 'reading about it' or 'admiring it' or 'planning it' or 'putting it off' or 'pinning it'!!!!

I'm the world's worst procrastinator........I work entirely to deadlines......you can bet if I've got a month to complete something.......I'll be up the night before finishing it.......not anymore......this year I'm just going to get on and 'do it'!!!!!!
[including the healthier lifestyle]

20 comments:

Kathyk said...

JUST DO IT's a good word for the year - good luck with that philosophy, Jacky.

Good Luck with the new job too - what'cha doin?

Kathyk

Jo.C said...

I think that covers lots of things and has a lot of scope - I'm with you on the hybrid - cannot get away with it. Hope the job gets better soon :0)

Carolyn Phillips said...

Hybrid isn't for me either, well not beyond typing a bit of journalling or a title every now and again!

Your 2012 word is one I considered myself, because I was thinking along similar lines of stopping thinking, talking, planning, pinning etc and getting on with doing! Go for it and have a great year.

Karen said...

Great choice, and I love that image at the end of the post. That's a good motto for almost any word this year!

Karen said...

Oh, and good luck with the new job!

Sian said...

That's a really energising word! I like it. You'll do well with it, I think :)

And best of luck with the new job from me too

Cheri said...

awesome choice Jacky - I know you'll be so proud of all the things you've done by the end of 2012!

Angelfish said...

Great choice of word Jacky. I could do with taking a leaf out of your book and I'm really going to try to get more 'done' this year.
Fiona x

Beverly said...

oh I am one of the worst possible procrastinator but always have the best intentions lol Good luck this year, I have no doubt you'll DO IT! The SheArt really was a great fit for you, I bought it in awhile back and the goal is to do it before they expire on me....hope that doesn't translate to watching 20 videos the day before!!!

Sandra said...

Way to go :) I love your enthusiasm, a s I really think this year ou are going to do it!

JO SOWERBY said...

so glad to see a friendly fACE doing this class again. My word is BE,
JO xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love that last image! And I do think you had great success in two of your four areas, so that's something to celebrate.
Thanks for the link to the Christy Tomlinson class. I think I'm going to sign up, especially since it doesn't start until the spring.
Rinda

Sarpreet said...

good luck (I just shared some news on my blog, would appreciate if you have the time to pop on by)

pinky said...

You didn't do to bad at all Jacky but I am looking forward to you just DOING IT this year lol.

Fiona said...

Great choice of word.

Tracy said...

I think your choice of word is brilliant, good luck with it jacky.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ginger said...

I do have the procrastination bug too and think this is a great choice in words :) Good luck to you with the new job!!

alexa said...

I love both your fun procrastination quote and your phrase for this year - looking forward to seeing how it goes and will be cheering you along!

Miriam said...

I love this post Jackie, Just do it is one of my favourite phrases and is one of the phrases that will help me with my word, create. I could have written 'as in doing it' exactly as you have done! but, well........ Looking forward to seeing how you get on. Happy New Year.

Rachel B said...

Good choice Jacky...and I love your 'keep calm and do it' :)