It’s the 4th Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time to join with Carolyn and talk about my One Little Word, practice.
I like having a specific place to track my progress so I ordered the main kit from Ali Edwards back in December to help me record my journey with my word. Unfortunately, due to supply issues, I have not yet received these items. Ali did make things available for download, though, so I printed things out on paper and I wrote down my thoughts and I will add them to the journal when I receive it.
I have read the lesson documents, watched the mid month videos, and even participated in an online zoom with about 200 other One Little Word-ers. These things have inspired me to sit down and document this month. I have written about why I chose this word, how I will encourage myself to consider this word on a regular basis, and how I hope it will help me live a more authentic and meaningful life. Some of it is rambling and some of it is messy and all of it is real.
Following Ali’s advice, I have identified how my word can help me with physical, emotional, spiritual, relationship, and creative growth. I want to feel pride and accomplishment instead of shame and failure and I believe focusing on these areas will help me make progress with that. I also want to remember that practice is an opportunity to try and I don’t have to be perfect or always get it right the first (or 100th) time.
The first month is so important for me when it comes to really thinking about my word and identifying how I hope it will impact my life. It’s also a time to remind myself that there will be surprises, there will be setbacks, there will be months when I don’t feel inspired . . . but I will show up for my word anyway.
Practice. It’s going to be good.