I am participating in Ali Edwards’ One Little Word again this year.
I took a while for me to find the best word for the year. I considered using Amy’s OLW from 2014 (Nourish) or Kristin’s (Heroine) the way I used Megan’s OLW from 2013 (Finish) but it just didn’t feel like the right fit. I actually considered having a different word for each month but as I thought about it I realized how exhausting that seemed. I mean, a new word each month sounds exciting and fun but in execution it sounded like too much work…work that isn’t necessary or fun (if it sounded like fun, I would’ve done it!). I also considered continuing Finish since it helped me stay on track in 2014.
Then I asked myself, what was missing in 2014 that I would like to have in my life in 2015?
I was missing memory keeping in the form of scrapbooking, mini albums, and pocket scrapbooking (Project Life). I missed diving deeper into the trips that I share here on Campfire Chic.
I was focused on finishing tasks and projects that I let fun things like Project Life slip into near oblivion. I didn’t feel like my 30 Days of Lists albums really reflected the fun that I have with the challenge. I wasn’t doing anything with the stuff I collected during our trips…I just didn’t feel like a memory keeper anymore.
So this year’s word is STORY.
In 2015, I plan on documenting more stories, putting myself in situations that will become part of my story, reading more stories, and helping others tell their stories.
In an effort to keep myself on task, I added Kristin’s monthly Awesome Ladies Project to my calendar as a self-date with myself to do something fun and not blog/work-related at all. Those will be the nights that I stream something on Amazon Prime and make a mess. I registered for Ali Edwards’ OLW class once again. And I’m planning on changing my Project Life approach for my ‘year 29’ efforts.
I can tell you now that some of the emails I send out to the Campfire Chic mailing list will have a story-theme to them. For the past two years, the emails often took on the theme of my OLW and the response has been great. The emails won’t be scrapbook-related and it won’t feel like a class. It’s hard to explain, but I can tell you that I’m very excited about the exclusive content that will be going out every other week to that mailing list. If you’re interested in getting emails from me, subscribe here. You’ll get access to the subscriber resources right away, so keep an eye on your inbox!
Here’s to a great year.