It’s the 4th Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time to join up with Carolyn and share how I’m doing with my 2021 One Little Word: Create.
It seems unreasonable to me, but we’re at the halfway point of the year, and the prompt this month was all about reflecting on where we are with our words. I spent some time considering the questions, which ranged from simple ones like in one or two words, your OLW experience so far has been to more complex ones like three challenges you’ve faced related to your word. And after considering . . . a lot . . . over a period of time . . . I sat down and wrote out my answers in my OLW binder.
Another part of the prompt was to go back and read what we wrote in January and consider whether those thoughts still apply, whether we’ve forgotten some of our intentions with regards to our word, whether we need to make adjustments to help make our word fulfilling for the second half of the year. I found this to be helpful as it reminded me of some specific things I planned for this word and I made a note of a few things I want to accomplish.
The thing that comes back to me over and over again about create is how different it is from open, which was my 2020 year. That word was so emotional for me, in a year that was pretty emotional to begin with. The word create is much less fraught with feelings and I’m glad I chose it for that reason alone. It’s a word that feels tangible and manageable after a year of chaos and stress and it’s just what I needed.