Sunday, January 1, 2012

One Little Word Blog Hop

Happy 2012!!!!

It's hard to believe another year has come to an end. I hope your 2012 we be safe, happy and filled with joy.

Xnomads' Blog

This also marks the last of the 2011 One Little Word Blog Hop. I'm happy to say that I actually completed each assignment and was able to join in on the Blog Hop all year.  That was a huge milestone for me, because I usually lose steam and let my projects fall to the bottom of the pile.  This blog hop kept me accountable, but my word really kept me motivated.

My word was Ignite. When the first talk of OLW started happening this word kept showing itself to me. In song, in print, in conversation. I didn't really pay much attention until I had to choice my word. My gut told me this was my word but I keep looking. I thought I could find something better.  I'm so glad I finally listened to my gut and went with Ignite.

My word has been good for me. And really this class has been good for my word. It made me at least think about my word for a short time each month. Some months I was more focused then other, but that is life. Over all, I would have to say this was a wonderful year.

Our final assignment for Ali's One Little Word class was our ending thoughts and feelings about our word. At first I wasn't that excited about this task. But once I sat down and put pen to paper I was really happy with what I learned this year.  Here is a scan on my final page:

So now it's time to look forward.  Ignite will always be a part of me, but it's time to welcome a new word into my life.  Over the last few weeks I've been looking for my word. I've written a few on a post-it note and would keep revisiting the list. Sometimes I would add a new one or cross off an old one. Most of the time I would just look at them and see how they felt to me. One of these words keep calling me.  Every time I read it, it felt good. It feels like the right time for this word. I know some of the things I would like to work on this year and this new word will help me focus on those items and I'm sure much, much more.

So what is the word.......

DEFINE. I love it already!!

For my title page I tore out the definition of define in an old dictionary and attached it to the page. I used some Harry Potter letter stickers for the word. I'm excited to see where me and my OLW will go this year.  I hope you will come back to find out.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will visit all the participants of this blog hop.  Your next stop is Nikki's wonderful blog.  If you get lost here is the complete list of blog hoppers.

Cynthia H
Monica B  <-----YOU ARE HERE
Melissa S
Jenn L      


  1. great post this month, monica! i've loved watching 2011 ignite for you and i am excited to see 2012 defined! xoxo jenn

  2. what a great journey in 2011 - looking forward to seeing what becomes defined for you in 2012! Happy New Year!

  3. Oh Define is a great word! Love your title page.
    Happy New Year.

  4. love your word - and I look forward to sharing the hops with you again this year. isn't it great to have completed something .... I'm just like you and I do have a great sense of achievement. well done.

  5. Lovely title page! I love your word and look forward to seeing how it progresses throughout 2012.

  6. Define is a wonderful word. Thank you for sharing your journey, and I look forward to hopping along this year.

  7. I enjoyed reading about your looking back and bringing the year to an end and looking forward with your new word. it!

  8. I really enjoyed following your progress with "ignite" in 2011 and look forward to seeing what "define" brings you for 2012!

  9. It has been great reading your progress with Ignite. I love your closing quote from AD. It is SO appropriate! :) Your word for 2012 is cool too. I look forward to seeing how it defines you...or rather you define it in your life! Awesome job on the title page! -Amanda

  10. I love both of your words :) Congrats on completing each month last year; I've enjoyed visiting you on the hop each month. Happy New Year!

  11. Here's to a happy new year with a new word that we love already! Looking forward to the journey.