Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 One Little Word Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 2012 edition of One Little Word Blog Hop! I'm so glad you are stopping by. I also want to welcome all the new blog hopper that we have joining us this year. This is actually my third year with a word. I started doing this in 2010 with my word Clean. This was before Ali started the class over at Big Picture and let me just say, I wasn't very successful with my word.  Last year I was so excited about the class and this blog hop, both of them made me stay focused and helped me with my word Ignite. If you would like to see what I did last year check out these posts. So this year I knew I would sign up for the class and participate in this blog hop.

If you are new to One Little Word, it's a way to bring change into your life with out your typically resolutions. You focus on one word throughout the year to inspire you.

My word this year is Define.  I decided to use black, brown, gray and white for my colors this year. They just seem to fit the word and I do love those colors. They are solid, dependable and abundant.


This word did not come to me as quickly as last years word, but over time it kept popping up. When I looked closer at the word, I knew this would help me with my aspirations for the year. January's prompt is to get to know your word better. I enjoy doing this prompt because it's a good mixture of words and creativity.


So what is define

  • It is to state or set forth with meaning
  • To explain or identify the nature or essential qualities
  • To fix or lay down definitely
  • To determine or fix the boundaries
  • To make clear the outline or form

Wow, so many possibilities! This year my focus is to define my life. What's important and where I should be spending my time. I feel that I'm going in every direction and not doing what makes me feel happy and productive.

I chose this word because I need to figure out who I am now. Not who I use to be or who everyone thinks I should be - ME NOW. I need to figure out what is most important and give it my all. I need to live by my rules not what others have defined for me. 

When I was looking for a quote, I couldn't believe how perfect this quote was for me.

Never be bullied into silence,
Never allow yourself to be made a victim,
Accept no one's definition of your life;
Define yourself.
-Harvey Fierstein

So that is what I'm hoping my One Little Word will do for me this year, help me define myself.



Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed yourself and we come back soon.  If you are following the blog hop your next stop is Lisa's blog.  Here is the list of everyone that joined in this months blog hop.

ONE LITTLE WORD Feb 1, 2012 Blog Hop

Margie              http://xnomads.typepad.com
Sharyn            www.lavieenchic.com          
Jill                          http://jillconyers.com
Lynn                        www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn                        www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Carmen            http://www.carmenpaulsorthner.com
Marilee            http://rose-brier.blogspot.com     
Kristina            http://hrinspirationfromthe403.blogspot.com/
Cindy            C            http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com
Kelly                        http://mindingmynest.com
Cheri                        http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Cindy                        http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Brooke            www.everysnapshot.com
Naomi                        www.poeticaperture.com
Melissa            http://www.smudgetime.com
Karen                        http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com
Melissa S            http://blog.mshanhun.com
Devon                        http://www.youhadmeatneurotic.com
Donna                         http://holimess.blogspot.com/
Dawn                        sunshineandcreativity.com
Katrina             www.katrinasimeck.com
Sam                        http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
Monica             http://scrapinspired.com
Kimberlee              http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com
Missus W            http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Kaylea                         http://www.myscrappylife.com
Nikki                        Www.inkyart.com.au
Erin                        http://erinsparkes.typepad.com
Jo                        www.curlyscrapbooker.blogspot.com
Coley                        http://coleybelle.blogspot.com
Beth                        www.thesingularlyordinary.blogspot.com
Veronica            www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Jamie                        http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Monica B            http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/
Lisa                   http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
Rebekah         http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
Jan                  http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
Cate                        www.lifebehindthepurpledoor.com
Stephanie              www.scrapworthylives.com
Orange Gearle            http://orangegearle.blogspot.com
Tere                           http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Junelle                  http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com/
Ruth                  http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com
Becky                  www.becky-handforth.blogspot.com

14 comments:

  1. It's a strong word, and perfectly chosen. I tried to do one little word last yer but not very successfully, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how you get on. If that photo of you is the start, I can tell its going to be great :) its a really lovely photo

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  2. Great word, plenty of scope with it.

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  3. Great word - I'm looking forward to watching your journey through 2012.

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  4. Wonderful word choice, looking forward to the new OLW journey!

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  5. Your word really resonates with me. I have been feeling the need to figure out some of the same questions. I really can't wait to see where this takes you!

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  6. Monica, a great word choice. I love the quote you share. Beautiful photo of you :)

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  7. Monica! So happy to see you back on the hop this year. I love your word and the quote from Harvey, and your page is just lovely. Can't wait to see where your word takes you this year :)

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  8. monica - your word is great and your personalization of it to define yourself in this moment is wonderful. truthfully i am a bit envious of your concept. your project is super cool, too. so loving that gear. xoxo

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  9. What a lovely word and the colours on your pages is lovely. I like clock parts. Define is one word I toyed with so it was fun to see your definitions and yep that quote is perfect.

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  10. I love the concept of using 2012 to re-define your sense of self and who you really are! I look forward to seeing where the word takes you.

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  11. Great word choice and I really enjoyed reading your reasons for choosing it. Love that quote, too. I'll enjoy seeing how you respond to your word this year...blessings!

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  12. I love how you used bit ripped from a dictionary as your embellishment. It looks so cool. As always I am inspired by what you wrote & did! Thanks for joining along again this year.

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  13. I really like this statement you made:

    ....I need to figure out who I am now. Not who I use to be or who everyone thinks I should be - ME NOW. I need to figure out what is most important and give it my all. I need to live by my rules not what others have defined for me.

    Wow... that could be part of me....new job, new apartment, new life after eye surgery..... thanks for making me think!

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