It took me some time to get on the train with the one word for the year hype.
I spent a lot of time wondering whether or not just one word would suffice to keep me on track for the entire year.
Could one word drive me to make the most out of every single aspect of my life? And could a word other than “present,” “live,” or “embrace” offer such a gripping and meaningful year long journey?
I looked around the blogosphere at the words others were choosing. Some chose those words that were just kind of given (which is totally okay. Each word, in my opinion, means something in particular to every person and their current situation and place in life) and others chose words with some significant depth and thought. Each word selected held such an important meaning to the person who chose it.
I wanted my word to do the same.
I spent some time looking over my goals and commitments for 2012 and brainstorming my ambitions for the future.
Then the word just came to me…
All of the things that I want for myself this year, everything that I want for my family…can be summed up in this one word: create.
I did some thinking when it came to me originally. How can this word really summarize my hopes for both my career and my family?
Career wise I want to continue to grow my business creating new clients, new products and new services for those that work with me.
I want to continue to learn how to create better portraits, more meaningful and heartfelt photos and moments that I can preserve for both my family as well as others.
I want to create worlds that don’t exist anywhere except in my mind…stories that haven’t been told as I finish my novel and hopefully start on a second.
I want to keep creating fresh and original content here on my blog; creating friendships with my readers that are more closely akin to family than just “subscribers.”
For my family…I want to create a new being…a new baby…add to our family. Give my son a brother or a sister to look after and love the way that he loves everything and everyone near and dear to him.
I want to keep creating memories together. Moments of laughter and excitement, moments of silliness and passion. Moments that define the life that we live and the time we’ve been given together.
I want to teach my son to create…to play, to imagine. To believe in ideas and dreams and ambitions that some may say aren’t possible.
I think this word is not only going to inspire me to be more original and more unique, but to push myself to open up and share bits and pieces of myself here on this blog. To push myself to go after the big things that I want for my businesses and my family.
2012 is going to be a great year.