Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I change my mind

My One Little Word better wasn't working for me. I just didn't feel it. Better seemed so harsh. Like that school gym teacher who would yell at you when you couldn't do the damn chin ups! Like my 4-H leader who would have a fit if my sewing wasn't perfect. Although I have to say my sewing is near perfect...chin ups are still the impossible dream.

Where was I? Oh yeah, I am changing my One Little Word.  I decided to go with my first choice. Change. Although I specifically did not want the word change because it scares the crap out of me. Change can be bad...really bad. Change to me means crap just happened. But I am going to bite the bullet and embrace this word for all it is worth. I can do this. What is the worse that could happen? Will I be unable to deal with the changes any more than if I had never picked this word? I doubt it. I will deal with whatever life throws at me as I always have with grace, dignity and a whole lot of wine.

Bring it on change....bring it on!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What word?

Today is January 7th and so far my One Little Word has gotten very little attention. I almost forgot what it was the other day. One Little Word? Oh yeah....b-e-t-t-e-r.

Apparently better is not something I am able to be. Maybe I am expecting too much. After all how can this word expect me to change my whole life! Who does it think it is? Make me try to be better...better than what? Better than I was last year? Better than the year before?  Better cook, cleaner, better sewer...wait no...nobody is a better sewer...sorry everyone but I was taught by the best! I will not rest until my seams are perfectly straight and finished just so! But I digress....b-e-t-t-e-r.

What would I like to change? Here it goes:

I want more patience
Want to be more flexible...AND NO NOT AS IN YOGA!
More time for me. Not being selfish here...just that sometimes it really needs to be all about Jane.
Healthier...not that I have any health problems just want to be...healthy..although to be healthy would require Jane to move more and Jane doesn't like to move much. Sorry about the 3rd person reference.

Move more? Really?

Baby steps's only January.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Little Word

I am committing to Ali Edwards Big Picture Classes One Little Word this year. My word? OK since you asked. My word is better. It took me a while to come up with this word. I had to think long and hard about what I wanted this year. No resolutions per say but changes -- little changes -- things that would make my life better. See there it is -- better.

The definition of the word is 'greater, of superior quality, in a more appropriate or acceptable way, to a greater degree, more completely or thoroughly, morally superior, more virtuous, improved health'.
OK now I can't guarantee the morally superior or more virtuous but the rest I am all up on!

My plan is to come out of 2012 with a better feeling of self.

This is only a once a month commitment and will try to post as I go along. Maybe this will even help me become a better blogger! See the word is cropping up everywhere.

Here's to 2012. You never know what the year will bring.