January 1, 2010


I follow Christine Kane’s blog and I love the idea of picking a word for the year, instead of making New Year’s Resolutions! I mean really, how long do we really keep our resolutions? I also, would make the resolutions so darn strict and set myself up for relapse and failure.


Last year I picked Start for my word. I think that word really kicked me into gear in lots of ways:

  • I started blogging more
  • I started following other blogs thru my dashboard on blogger
  • I started Commenting more
  • I started Art Journaling, drawing, attempting new creative outlets. Like crotcheting, painting, and doodling.
  • I started to post my pics/art on Flickr
  • I started making my house the way i wanted it.
  • I started to jump rope at the gym on the days I did the elliptical or weight trained.
  • I started burning Dennis Prager CD’s for my 95 yr old Grandmother
  • I started to eat better; more high fiber and low carb meals
  • I started to facebook (still don’t really care for that too much), but wonderful way to connect with old friends.
  • I started to realize I didn’t have to be perfect to live the way i wanted


Well, it’s New Years Day and I am not sure what word I’m going to pick! I have a couple ideas. I may have to revisit Christine’s list for prompts. I’ll pick one or two soon. I just want my word to be able to seep into more of my life. I want it to be able to hold up to the Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Creative and restless sides of me. I want it to give me Hope and Passion and Growth. Change is good and inevitable might as well self-direct a little of it.

What are your New Years traditions??? Do you pick a word too?

Thanks for stopping by and here’s to a great 2010!



Whitney said...

That's a nice post Eden. Happy 2010! Maybe you can incorporate your word into your t-shirt design?

Janet said...

Your word seemed to fit perfectly! You started so many things! My word last year was grow and I think this year it will be experiment.

gypsy said...

Yes, I pick a word as well ~ last year it was PROGRESS as I had found myself getting stuck in the details and not moving forward. I haven't picked a word yet for 2010 but I've got several ideas.

Serena said...

Happy 2010! My word for 2009 was JOY but, this year, I'm having trouble settling on any one. I have quite a few words flitting around in my head so it may have to come down to drawing one of them out of a hat. lol

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