I have been “doing” One Little Word since 2009. The first two years I didn’t do much documenting. I had my word visible in some form but I wasn’t making a book or pages. In 2011 I started taking Ali’s class and most years, I followed along with at least half the prompts. 2012 was the year my word did not find its way into my creative life. My word was Weave and I have some photos and some words but they felt very forced. I didn’t take the class every year but I had the prompts and ideas from previous year so I dabbled. 2018 was the year I started doing a monthly blog post and that year I just printed those posts for my book.
I didn’t do many of the prompts in 2020. I did make the vision board and I found it yesterday while I was going through supplies (and waiting impatiently for the post office to deliver my 2021 kit). I didn’t remember that I wanted to read deeply as part of my dwelling intention.
So, what word will be a part of my life in 2021?
It was hard to choose. I had a short list that included Home, Here, and Learn. If you had asked me for a decision in early November, I would have said my word would be WHY. The last few weeks I have been reading In the Shelter by Pádraig Ó Tuama. Over and over again he writes, Hello . . .
hello to the question behind the question
hello to the little moment of truth
hello to here
hello to saying goodbye
hello to the beginning
And so, Hello it is. My one little word for 2021. I am excited to start living with this word.